The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is in full spring bloom, and while they're currently closed to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they're still making sure this beautiful sight can be admired.
April is one of the best months to experience the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden because of its explosion of color and creative landscape design seen during the annual Zoo Blooms display.
And in order to spread the seasonal joy with as many viewers as possible, the zoo will be taking their followers on a virtual tour of the blooms during their daily Home Safari Facebook Live series at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.
“The garden will be at its absolute best this weekend,” said Cincinnati Zoo’s director of horticulture Stephen Foltz in a press release. “It’s a shame that visitors can’t come see them, but I will do my best to share the beauty with people at home.”
The zoo will also be delivering actual flower bouquets from its grounds to local nursing homes and hospitals.
According to the press release, this spring they are again encouraging folks to create a pollinator garden at home. Last year they launched their Plant for Pollinators Challenge with a goal to have 500 people participate. They actually doubled their goal and have decided to run the program again this year.
“It’s so important to support our pollinator friends as they do their job to keep our environment healthy. Just a few potted plants can make a difference,” says Foltz.