Galveston Island, Texas- The island’s historic City Cemetery on Broadway is floating on a sea of firewheels and coreposis this May. Known for being the final resting place of many who died in the Great Hurricane of 1900, the cemeteries are also known for the yellow blanket of Texas wildflowers they adorn each May. No need to bring flowers if you visit this cemetery in May!
Most of the flower heads are a species of Coreopsis, and Gaillardia pulchella, better known as firewheels or Indian blankets. Dappled among them you will easily find dandelions, lazy daisies, day flowers, and prim rose. The Galveston City Cemetery are a must-see for wildflower chasers, history buffs, and tombstone tourists.
If you can’t get to the island in time to see the wildflowers at the city cemeteries, take a quick tour on MYETX.
The old city cemetery is in a group of seven cemeteries located on Broadway between and Ave L, and 40th to 43rd St.
If you have the time and enjoy doing things on your own, every inch of the Cemetery can be self-guided. If you want a guided tour of the cemeteries visit http://www.gravegarden.org/guided-tours/ for more information.