April Blooms

April Blooms

Spring is our prime blooming season — featuring A Million Blooms!

In April you’ll find thousands of daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms, magnolias, peonies, azaleas and spring ephemerals like Virginia bluebells.

Our Bright Spots list of what’s currently blooming will help you plan your visit. You can also download and print a PDF of the current Bright Spots list, including descriptions and location in the Garden.

Virginia Bluebells

Virginia bluebells or Mertensia virginica  have quite a following of fans. They are just one of many native spring ephemerals featured at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. You’ll find a large collection of them in Flagler Garden.


Weigela florida ‘Pink Princess’ is a showstopper with a profusion of blooms radiating out from the branches. You’ll find it in Flagler Garden. 

'Tahiti' Daffodil

Narcissus ‘Tahiti’ features a tropical combination of yellow and orange in it bloom. You’ll find this beauty throughout the Garden.

Tulip Magnolia

The graceful blooms of the Magnolia × soulangeana  are highlight you’ll find throughout the Garden, particularly in Flagler Garden.

Weeping Cherry Tree

Prunus subhirtella var. pendula provides beauty and shade in Flagler Garden.

Bottle Brush

Fothergilla gardenii ‘Mount Airy’ adds texture to the landscape along the Cherry Tree Walk.

Woodland Poppy

The woodland poppy, celandine poppy or Stylophorum diphyllum loves the shady woodland areas of of Flagler Garden. 

Sundance Magnolia

As you walk along the Main Garden Path, you will see Magnolia × ‘Sundance’ on the right-hand side. This beauty  has a profusion of pale yellow blooms that seem to shimmer in the sunshine and make a striking impression against a deep blue sky. See if you can smell its magnificent fragrance in the air. 

Azalea ‘Sunny-side Up’

Rhododendron x ‘Sunny-side Up’ is an Aromi hybrid azalea featuring tall bare branches with buds opening to yellow flowers. You’ll find it in Flagler Garden.

Lilac 'Palibin'

You will likely smell the heavenly fragrance of Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ before you see it. The small star-shaped, clustered blooms seem understated compared to the the intense smell. The lilac features purple buds opening to conical lavender flowers. You’ll find it planted around many walkways in Flagler Garden.

Lady Banks Rose

What’s beautiful right now? The Lady Banks Rose! Rosa banksiae is a climbing, thornless rose and you’ll find it blooming in two locations in Grace Arents Garden — look for it on the Summer House and on the pergola in front of Bloemendaal House. Worth. The. Trip.