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Spanish Bluebell Flowers, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Spanish Bluebell Flowers, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden


I photographed these Spanish Bluebells at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia. This is a wonderful travel destination when you are in the area. Click on the website link to plan your visit.


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Richmond, VA 23228



"Hyacinthoides hispanica, the Spanish bluebell, is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial native to the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of around 11 species in the genus Hyacinthoides, others including the common bluebell in northwestern Europe, and the Italian bluebell further east in the Mediterranean region." - Wikipedia 

All about Spanish Bluebell Flowers



Subhash Sharma These blue bells not only look wonderful but have the message of ‘Humility, Everlasting Love’.Their lovely blue hue is also the colour of trust and responsibility. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.


Spanish Bluebells, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia USA
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 17 commentsRoy Kelley • May 11 2018 03:26PM


I'd never heard of this garden, Roy... if those bluebells are representative of what's to see here, it must be a gorgeous place to visit.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 10 months ago

I love these Bluebells even more after reading Mr. Sharma's explanation. 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 10 months ago

I love the flowers and the description. Thank you for the photo

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 10 months ago

Good evening Roy Kelley ,

OMG these Bluebells are gorgeous! What a spectacular Botanical garden. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 10 months ago

There is something about seeing Bluebells that just brings about tranquility. Thank you for showing them to us Roy Kelley 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) 10 months ago

HI Roy Kelley - I know that you relish all plants and flowers throughout the year but this time of year is very special because it is right there in front of you.  Great shot!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 10 months ago

Roy I have seen similar flowers but they were White are they related? Just wondering, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 10 months ago

Thanks for sharing your photo of these Spanish Bluebells, Roy.  Beautiful.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 10 months ago

Everytime I see Bluebells, I think back to childhood and grandmother's garden.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 10 months ago

Those are beautiful Roy, blue is my favorite color and I love flowers too.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 10 months ago

These are very pretty but I don't see them growing in my area very often.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 10 months ago

Hello Roy, can not get away from enoying your flowers.  How many do you have in your backyard?


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 9 months ago

Will Hamm 

Our peonies will be the next to bloom in our back yard.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Roy, I do not recall ever seeing Spanish Bluebells before; had a feeling I would love them as I so love Lilies-of-the-Valley.  And I did!

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 9 months ago

Those blue bells are truly lovely! Thanks! This is the first time I heard of them or saw them. They really shout out loud softy SPRING! It must have been wonderful to discover them.

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 9 months ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago
Bike to Work Daybike
Celebrate bicycling as a clean & healthy way to commute during Bike to Work DayFriday, May 18. The City will host a morning Pit Stop from 7 to 9 a.m. at the corner of Great Seneca Hwy. and Orchard Ridge Dr. and an afternoon Pit Stop from 4 to 6 p.m. at Olde Towne Plaza. Register in advance then stop by for raffle prizes and giveaways. The event is coordinated by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. Motorists, please keep an eye out for cyclists - there will be many more on our roadways on May 18.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago