Celebrate Mother’s Day at BBG

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    • Syringa chinensisSyringa chinensis
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Lucie Baltet'Syringa vulgaris 'Lucie Baltet'
    • Syringa velgaris 'Kapitan Teligata'Syringa velgaris 'Kapitan Teligata'
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Naudin'Syringa vulgaris 'Naudin'
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Dr. W. Bugala'Syringa vulgaris 'Dr. W. Bugala'
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Andre Csizik'Syringa vulgaris 'Andre Csizik'
    • Syringa vulgaris 'General Sherman'Syringa vulgaris 'General Sherman'
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Romance'Syringa vulgaris 'Romance'
    • Syringa hyacinthiflora 'Ester Staley' is the first of BBG's lilac collection to bloom. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Syringa hyacinthiflora 'Ester Staley' is the first of BBG's lilac collection to bloom. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Firmament' blooms big in the Louisa Clark Spencer Lilac Collection at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Syringa vulgaris 'Firmament' blooms big in the Louisa Clark Spencer Lilac Collection at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation', a beautiful bi-color lilac blooms today along with 150 other specimens in the Louisa Clark Spencer Lilac Collection at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation', a beautiful bi-color lilac blooms today along with 150 other specimens in the Louisa Clark Spencer Lilac Collection at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Syringa vulgaris 'Romance' and 'President Lincoln' make a stunning color combination matched only by their incredible scents! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Syringa vulgaris 'Romance' and 'President Lincoln' make a stunning color combination matched only by their incredible scents! Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • Some of the lilacs have put out their first blossoms including this Syringa x hyacinthflora 'Lamartine'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.Some of the lilacs have put out their first blossoms including this Syringa x hyacinthflora 'Lamartine'. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

    Need somewhere special to take mom for Mother's Day this Sunday? Bring her on a tour of BBG to smell the lilacs and enjoy the bright blooms of tulips, wisteria, azaleas, crabapples, Japanese tree peonies, and more!

    The Lilac Collection underwent a renovation this past winter and has just recently begun to bloom. There are approximately 150 specimens in the collection that flower in colors including white, violet, blue, lilac, pink, magenta, and purple as well as bi-color sensations. Each shrub has a different scent and it's an incredible experience to walk around on a sunny spring day exploring and enjoying the different fragrances.

    Guided tours are offered at 1 p.m. on weekends and are free with Garden admission. Meet at the Visitor Center; no reservations are needed. To learn more about the collection, visit Lilac Collection.


    Comments

    May 6, 2011
    Miriam

    This is a real little corner of heaven! Every spring I go there to be surrounded by heavenly “lilac cloud”! Thank you!



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