It’s a great time of year to get outside and see what’s in bloom. Visit these luscious locales to behold natural beauty.
Stroll for free through a living gallery at the Cornerstone Sonoma, where large-scale sculptures complement foliage. cornerstonegardens.com.
Transport yourself to a land resembling Oz at the four-acre San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Llilac, poppies, irises, and meadowfoam, among others, create a Technicolor display. sfbotanicalgarden.org.
Visit Earthbound Farm in Carmel, Calif., to pick herbs and lavender from a garden. On May 11, you can learn how to make compost tea and seed bombs. ebfarm.com.
Take a closer look at many-legged garden insects on Bug Zoo field trips through May 10, or inhale the sweet smell of blooming lilacs at Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum, Idaho. sbgarden.org.
Learn more about native plant species gathered on the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. idahobotanicalgarden.org.