Trees, shrubs, and groundcover alike are blooming at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Flowering crabapple. Photo: Kerry Sprague.
Blue hyacinth dots the lawn in front of a drove of daffodils at MBG. Photo: Kerry Sprague.
Fragrant viburnum at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Photo: Kerry Sprague.
The blooms of this variety of viburnum give off a sweet, floral scent. Photo: Kerry Sprague.
The Arb is sporting blooms of every color. The Laurel Ridge trail is bursting with spring blossoms!
A couple walking the lawn of the peony garden, with a weeping cherry in bloom behind them. Photo: Michele Yanga
Virginia bluebells on the Laurel Ridge trail, adjacent to the peony garden at Nichols Arboretum. Photo: Tori Power.
Blooms overflowing onto the path of Laurel Ridge: pink rhododendrons and an arching redbud. Photo: Tori Power.
Trillium blooms at Nichols Arboretum. Photo: Michele Yanga.
Trout lilies at Nichols Arboretum. Photo: Michele Yanga.
Golden magnolia blooms. Photo: Michele Yanga.
The peony garden is still filling out, but some of the older plants will bloom very soon!
Most of the herbaceous peonies are still growing. Peonies can reach 3 feet tall! Photo: Sarah Gizzi.
Ants love the sugary nectar secreted by peony buds. Photo: Sarah Gizzi.
The deep red bloom of this peony may be the first we see in the garden this year. Photo: Michele Yanga.
Rethinking what is typically considered beautiful and valuable, we celebrate the bloom of many dandelions on our properties as an important food source for pollinators.