Spring Bulb Show: Fields of Flowers

Saturday, March 4, 2017 to Sunday, March 19, 2017
Lyman Conservatory

Are there any more beautiful fields of flowers begging to be artistically captured than the flowering bulb nurseries of Holland? For centuries these wide swaths of color have charmed visitors to the low country and many have tried to interpret the texture, color and contrast of the vivid plots of bulbs against somber skies.
 One Irish artist, Mima Nixon, traveled to the Netherlands to do a series of watercolors that were to illustrate the book Dutch Bulbs and Gardens (1909). These wonderfully painted time capsules form the inspiration for this year's show as we combine reproductions of the artist's work with bulbs grown from the very fields she painted a hundred years ago. Where does the painting end and live bulbs begin? You will have to come see for yourself.

HOURS: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday extended hours 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
MEMBERS ONLY 9:00 to 10:00 AM daily (please bring your membership card)
The suggested donation is $5.00.
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Groups of 10 or more visiting the show must schedule in advance.
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*NO Guided Tours during the flower shows.

The Spring Bulb Show always opens the first Saturday in March and runs for two weeks including the third weekend.