Flower Fields Around the World for your next trip
I think we can all agree that the mere sight of vast stretches of flower fields is quite a sight to behold. They remind us of the beauty of the world we live in and make for the perfect backdrop of our Instagram clicks. So for your next trip, why not consider the following breathtakingly beautiful & famous Flower Fields !!!
Must Visit Flower Fields
Sun flower Fields-Tuscany, Italy
These dreamy fields are located in the region of Tuscany in Italy. If you visit these fields in the peak of summers, you will be in for a real treat. There will be endless rows of yellow beauties blooming between villages located on hill tops. Sunflowers signifies happiness and cheer in most parts of the globe. There are many sunflower fields in the world but they say sunflower grows best in Italy. The best time to witness these fields in full bloom is in the month of July. You can spot the best fields about 15-20 min outside of Siena towards the town of San Giovanni d’Asso.
If you wish to explore Italy as a country, check out my post Italy Memoirs-Trip to Lovers’ Paradise
Tulip Fields-Bollenstreek, Netherlands
Talk about flower fields and possibly the first name that comes to most people’s mind is the Tulip Fields of Netherlands. More than three billion tulips are grown each year in Bollenstreek region. It is also regarded as the Bulb District of Netherlands. The region is not only famous for its vast and vibrant tulip fields, but also for the famous flower garden of Keukenhof https://keukenhof.nl/en/ which welcomes visitors from across the globe. The best time to visit the tulip fields is from the mid of March to the beginning of May but if you want to attend Amsterdam’s Tulip Festival Mid-April is the time to visit The Netherlands.
Lavender Fields-Provence, France
I wouldn’t be able to do justice to this blog on the best flower fields around the world if I didn’t include the fragrant lavender fields of Provence, France. Lavender blooms from the end of May till mid-August.
A drive through the Lavender Route is scenic as its home to some of the most picturesque villages of the French countryside. During Summers, one will be able to witness rolling hills of the purple lavender as far as your eyes can go. As you walk through the lavender fields, you will be able to witness the buzzing of the bees and the luscious smell of lavender. Don’t forget to take some lavender honey with you!
The lesser known gems
Ranunculus Fields-Carlsbad, California
A visit to the Carlsbad Flower Fields is a spring tradition for Californians. Rainbow hued ranunculus flowers cover 50 acres of hills along the Carlsbad coast. A ranunculus flower is rose-like with layered petals. One can walk through the fields, take a tractor ride or get lost in the sweet pea maze. Carlsbad Flower fields are located in North San Diego County, a region with a rich history of growing flowers going back to the 1940’s. Hills near San Diego are ablaze with Ranunculus in shades of pink, yellow, ruby red and more.
Shibazakura Fields– Japan
Pink moss or Shibazakura is a gorgeous flower that blooms in beautiful shades of magenta, pink, and white. Shibazakura means lawn sakura, as it resembles mini sakura (cherry blossoms) that grows on the ground. The Shibazakura flower fields are located Fuji Five Lakes of the Greater Tokyo area and offer breathtaking views of vast fields of Shibazakura flowers, with Mount Fuji in the backdrop. The field is spread with a carpet of 800,000 shibazakura in various colors producing captivating scent. The best time to visit these stunning fields is from mid-April through the beginning of June.
Canola flower Fields,-Luoping, China
If you are visiting the county of Luoping in China in Spring, prepare for the spectacular view of Canola Fields. It is here that you will encounter vast stretches of canola in full bloom perfectly blending in with the farmlands and hills in the backdrop. Canolas bloom every year between February and March. The most famous spot to view canola flowers is Jinjifeng (Golden Chicken Peak). It is located only a few kilometers outside the county of Luoping and is easily accessible by bus. The landscape here is flat which allows the gentle breeze to move the flowers in mesmerizing sway.
Bluebell Fields-Devon, England
Come springtime in England, and you cannot find any flowers more beautiful than the bluebell. In the English Countryside, the bluebells smell absolutely incredible. One of the best places to spot bluebells is high up in Dartmoor. The National Park draws plenty of national and international visitors on an annual basis. And are keen to see the landscape filled with millions of bluebells. These are iconic British wildflowers which create a carpet of purple & blue in the 1,100 bluebell fields scattered throughout the country. Do check for scheduled bluebell walks when you are in Devon.
Lupine flower Fields-Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Lake Tekapo is one of the largest alpine lakes in the south island of New Zealand. The beauty of the lake gets further enhanced by an explosion of wild lupines which bloom every year between mid-November to early January. Technically, this isn’t a flower field, rather its a natural flora phenomenon that one must witness once in their lifetime. Visitors are bedazzled by the majestic array of lupines on the banks of Lake Tekapo. The lupin season is every travel photographer’s dream; with the brilliant blue and rich red hues of the flowers juxtaposing the serene lake.
While there are many more magnificent and worth mentioning flower fields, visiting even one of the above will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.