Flower festivals are a time when destinations come alive. It's the perfect opportunity for corporate groups to experience the colour, music, and excitement of a destination. The Cvent Event Blog has previously looked at 2 flower festivals in Brussels, the flower carpet that gets rolled out every other summer and Floralientime, the annual summer flower festival that was launched in 2013. Here are some other flower festivals.
Battle of Flowers (Jersey)
On the 2nd Thursday of August, the Battle of Flowers begins in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. Stunning floral floats are displayed during the Moonlight Parade that is topped off with dazzling fireworks.
In mid-August for 10 days, Singapore Garden Festival comes to Gardens by the Bay. Award-winning horticulturists from every corner of the globe create landscapes and fantasy gardens, miniature gardens, and an orchid extravaganza.
On the first Sunday in September, Bloemencorso (which means "flower parade" in Dutch) takes place in The Netherlands and Belgium. Giant wire, cardboard, and steel floats in a variety of shapes are painted and decorated with flowers. In fact some of the floats are so elaborate, it's hard to believe they are made out of flowers.
At the largest Bloemencorso, which takes place in Zundert, floats are decorated with dahlias and 20 hamlets compete in the largest flower parade in the world.
U.S. Readers need not despair, there are flower festivals close to home. There is the annual Pasadena Rose Parade. The Cvent Event Blog has previously profiled Sakura Matsuri - 3 Places to See the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival in the U.S.
Historic Garden Week (U.S.)
Since 1927, Historic Garden Week, "America's Largest Open House, has taken place in Virginia in the spring. During this 8-day celebration, over 250 homes and heritage venues with gorgeous gardens throw open their doors. Virginia's Garden Club also creates over 2,000 floral arrangements for Historic Garden Week.