Spring has sprung here in Augusta as our azaleas begin to bloom in beautiful shades of pink and white so we've compiled a few ways to take in everything that our famous bloom has to offer.

Photo Credit: That adorable corgi is an Augusta local - @foster_n_bruce. 

Celebrate the Pink 

Grab a slice of pink cake (that would be strawberry) from Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery and take a walk along Augusta's Riverwalk to spot the sea of color as everything blooms along this walking tour. 

ProTip: Take a walk around the neighborhood with your furriest friend to get a little fresh air and pose for the cutest azalea photo you'll ever see!

Bring the Floral to You 

Completely unaffected by pollen allergies? We're jealous. So go ahead and continue to rub it in by ordering fresh flowers to spruce up your living room from Charleston Street Flowers in Surrey Center. They are offering delivery services for all their fresh blooms! 

Want to smell like spring? Field Botanicals sells an array of bath bombs, rose-scented bath salts and everything you need to bring the floral directly to you. Shop their website and have everything from this local indie brand delivered to your doorstep. Need the essence of spring in your living room without the pollen? Order a magnolia or rose-scented candle from Augusta Candle Company. They're offering curbside pickup and online shopping with delivery. 

There's a reason Augusta is known as the garden city so incorporate that blooming pride into a few spring activities. Support local businesses and order a Garden City tee from Land of Thee or a keychain from Freshwater Design Co., all delivered straight to you. 

ProTip: All these local businesses are offering curbside pickup or delivery services so you can keep practicing your social distancing AND celebrate spring. 

Bee Kind 

Be extra kind to the environment and local bees that keep our flowers blooming and order local honey from Augusta Honey Company to go with your morning biscuit and cup of coffee. P.S. This local company also offers a variety of bee-friendly products that includes lip balms, salves, and candles, all available for at-home delivery.

ProTip: Honey isn't just for your biscuits, you can make a few signature craft cocktails with this sweet syrup for your at-home happy hour. 

Strike a Pose

Support local businesses and do a little online shopping at Swank for the perfect spring dress. Jump on a trend and send a few spring quarantine cards to your friends & family (everyone needs a little love right now) with you posing in front of the iconic Augusta blooms. 

ProTip: Just make sure your insta-husband stands six-feet away while posing! 

The Azalea 

Celebrate this famous flower with a homemade craft cocktail as you sip on your back-porch amidst the blooms - we've got the recipe below to get you started: 

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin from Second City Distilling Co. 
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge

Second City Distilling Co. is offering curbside pickup so order your bottle today!