Thanksgiving Point's Ashton Gardens
The biggest draw for Thanksgiving Point's Ashton Gardens is the annual Tulip Festival, a spring event featuring millions of tulips in full bloom. However, the Ashton Gardens are open seasonally from early March to late October, and well worth the trip any time. The stately 50-acre garden hosts trees, blooms, hardscapes, sculptures and the largest man-made waterfall in the Western Hemisphere. Visitors can walk (or rent a golf cart or electric scooter) through the estate’s 15 gardens, including the Monet, rose, fragrance, parterre, waterwise and Italian gardens. Events are hosted nearly every day of the week, so you can join discussions with the Secret Garden Book Club or bring your four-legged friends to Dog Walk Wednesday.