The Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, touted as “the only one of its kind in the world,” is a 400-foot long bridge covered in flowers expertly planted to ensure they bloom continuously from April to October.
The bridge’s famous flora includes 500 varieties of flowers, vines, and shrubs, many of the rare or historical varieties labeled to satisfy the curiosity of interested visitors, who can walk across at their leisure.
Built as a trolley bridge in 1908, the bridge was converted to the Bridge of Flowers in 1929 after the railway went out of business. In 1983, it was completely renovated, at a cost of a half-million dollars and under the expertise of a local horticulturalist. Today, its upkeep relies on a paid gardener and volunteer help from the Shelburne Falls Women's Club.