Spring Celebration Festival Grand Finale' to Spring in Scenic Historic Madison, Indiana
Indiana’s favorite spring time destination prepares for community for thousands of spring guests
The Master Gardeners at Lanthier Winery just said good by to the massive daffodil display in the gardens surrounding Madisons Oldest Winery and are welcoming the onslaught of this years display of fifteen thousand tulips. The colorful annual display has earned the winery the nickname ‘Little Holland Gardens.” Lanthier’s gardens have been in continuous bloom since early March and are just entering the very popular “Tulip Time” in Mid April. Luckily for those with spring fever, the gardens are snuggled on the sunny side of the Ohio River Valley in Southeast Indiana. The unique location is just a stones throw from warm waters and high cliffs of the meandering Ohio that provides a warmer microclimate where spring arrives weeks earlier than many parts of the tristate especially Ohio and Indiana. “It's a welcome remedy to all those suffering with spring fever,” according to Lanthier’s Lead Master Gardener, Tami Hagemier.
Lanthier Winery has been a longtime spring destination for Midwest cold weather weary travelers seeking a remedy to the dreary, colorless days of Tristate winters. Long considered the Midwest’s “Holland Garden” Lanthier is recognized as one of Indiana’s top 10 winery destinations. In addition to the daffodil gardens, each year guests trek to the small scenic river town to stroll among the fifteen thousand tulips that burst into color from Mid-April to Mid-May. Spring Celebration Festival opens the last Saturday in April and has an annual pilgrimage for those wishing to experience a glimpse of Europe’s famous Holland tulip gardens. The gardens draw thousands to the quaint, scenic river town every spring.
The gardens grand finale is Spring Celebration Festival, held annually and always the last Saturday in April when Lanthier’s Master Gardeners open the gardens to hands on workshops and free classes. Guests enjoy “digging in” and taking home arm loads of free plants, perennials and spring flowers during the “Great Divide”. Now in its 24th year Spring Celebration provides workshops, plant giveaways and expert consultations during the one day event. Free wine tasting and tours of the outdoor gallery, “The Garden of Art” are also included and the FREE event is open to all.