South Yuba River, photo by Erin Thiem

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you’re a flower happy person here are a few ideas on ways to get out and “smell the roses.”

  • Buttermilk Bend wildflower hikes are every Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am down at Bridgeport along the South Yuba River through mid-May.  If you’ve never been down there now is the time of the year to go.  Click herehere, here and here for previous Outside Inn blog posts with more photos.  Click here for the self guided trees and shrubs brochure.
  • Sit under the cherry tree at Ike’s Quarter Cafe
  • Check out the tulips at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda.  Open every day in April, the gardens showcase over 13,000 tulips.
  • Soropotimist International Garden Tour is coming May 21st and 22nd, 10am-4pm, rain or shine.  Click herehere or here for photos from previous years.
  • Take a workshop at Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply
  • Want flowers every week, but don’t want to grow them?  Sign up for a flower CSA, Soil Sisters and Mountain Bounty Farm offer weekly flowers in the summer season.
  • Check out the dogwoods around downtown Nevada City
  • Daffodil Run in Penn Valley, Sunday, April 10th

And for those of you looking for ideas on things to do every week, check out my local events page.  And the winner of last week’s Coffee giveaway is Suchi.  And there’s still time to enter the BriarPatch Co-op cooking class giveaway, click here.

Nevada City Flowers, photos by Erin Thiem © 2016 InnSide Nevada City, Photos © by Erin Thiem

4 replies
  1. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    It was so beautiful today. I took a short walk down to the suspension bridge over Deer Creek on the Tribute Trail. There was lots of water flowing in the creek. Fabulous to see!

  2. Areta
    Areta says:

    Was just wondering when the next blog would be and that same day it was posted! I love spring and all that it brings (except allergies). Beautiful pics, Buttermilk Bend is next on my list. Thanks for another great posting. Always enjoy them.

  3. Areta
    Areta says:

    Thanks to your blog I went to Ananda today
    and we all had a great time.
    The flowers were all gorgeous and the overall scenery was fantastic! They asked at the gardens entrance where I heard of this place and I said The Outside Inn Blog! She said oh I’m going to write that down.

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