Mother Nature Presents Spring Blooms Changing Daily (Updated May 17)

 The beloved mid-season crabapple trees on Three-Mile Drive are in full bloom this week. Fans of Red Buds (which include colors ranging from red to lilac to pink) must check out the gorgeous trees in the Perennial Garden, with more on Three Mile Drive. Most of the Diamond Anniversary tulip collection in Oswald Visitor Center gardens are in bloom, with full bloom anticipated soon. Don’t miss the lovely magnolia trees in full bloom. With spring blooms, also comes increased bird visits: new donated feeders outside the Cafe are attracting orioles, songbirds and hummingbirds.

 With every visit, there is something new!!  (Tip: 8 to 11 a.m. is a great time to stroll through the gardens and tree collections--easy parking, fewer visitors and a beautiful time for photos, then again after 2 until 8 p.m. The busiest time of day is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.