April is National Garden Month according to the National Garden Association.
As April showers bring May flowers and the buds of spring are beginning to open it's a time to appreciate beautiful outdoor landscapes.
Midwest Meetings has taken a look at some great Midwest gardens and arboretums that hold their own distinct beauty that may be perfect for your next outdoor event.
A change in scenery can be just the thing to inspire your guests or clients. At The Holden Arboretum in Kirkland, Ohio you get a mix of many worlds.
The historic Georgian Colonial Estate offers striking gardens and beautiful courtyard spaces, while not far off you can roam charming trails.
For the adventurous group enjoy the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower. This 500' long elevated walkway is built 65' above the forest floor. On a clear day your guests can see all the way to Lake Erie.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin offers 16 acres of outdoor gardens and stunning landscapes, including an event garden.
From the Thai Pavilion and garden to the rose garden, the herb garden to the birch walk, your guests will enjoy the relaxed and serene atmosphere.
Your guests can also view a tropical paradise year-round at the Bolz Conservatory. This glass pyramid houses more than 650 plants and is a balmy 65-80 degrees all year.
Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska is a 'living museum of unique four-season plant displays,' boasting a variety of exquisite indoor facilities and ever-changing outdoor settings.
You will set your guests up for a vivid experience amongst the elegant nature found here.
This hidden oasis lies in the heart of the city. With an arboretum, bird sanctuary, conservatory, and multiple gardens, this 100 acres of tranquility is great for any occasion.