10 of the best flower fields in the world that are worth a visit
For a brief period of time, during spring in the Northern Hemisphere, fields of flowers bloom into stunning landscapes. Tulips, sunflowers, lavender and many other types of flowers complement each other with their beautiful colors. The fields are incredibly colorful with all these flowers and every flower lover and photographer is a must see because some of the best shots of your life can be captured in these locations. Choose your favorite and plan your next travel destination to see these gorgeous flower fields.
1. Keukenhof in the Netherlands
Keukenhof, the Netherlands’ famous tulip garden, has to be among the most stunning flower fields in the world. Walking through lakes, windmills and forests is a unique experience that you must try if you visit the Netherlands.
The gardens are located in the city of Lisse, but can also be reached by day trip from Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague. The best time to visit Keukenhof is in mid-May when the tulip fields are in bloom. Additionally, here are the top 10 flower garden locations you can visit in the Netherlands during your visit!
2. Lavender fields in Provence – France
During the spring months, the fields of French Provence are covered in long swaths of purple. The stunning lavender meadows and surrounding villages inspired some of the most famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, including Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and even Vincent van Gogh. If you are in Aix-en-Provence, you cannot miss going to this flower field either on a tour at your convenience. Walking around the city is the best way to learn more about it!
3. Fuji Shibazakura in Japan
At the foot of Mount Fuji, you can find one of the most amazing flower fields in the world. Pink, purple and white Shibazakura flowers bloom in Japanese meadows during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, held every year in April and May. There, you can stroll through the pink grass and admire the beauty of Japan’s most famous mountain.
4. The Miracle Garden in Dubai
Can you imagine a field of flowers in the middle of the desert? It seems impossible, doesn’t it? If you go to Dubai, you will see that this is completely possible. The Dubai Miracle Garden features the largest tapestry of flowers in the world. Over 150 million flowers cover an area of 72,000 square meters (775,001 square feet), which also includes several sculptures and an airplane!
5. Sunflower fields in Tuscany – Italy
Tuscany is famous for its vineyards, but it also has stunning flower fields in the Orsia and Erra valleys. With the arrival of spring, these meadows turn golden, creating a stunning contrast with the green Tuscan cypress trees.
6. Poppy fields in Zamora – Spain
Did you know that Spain is one of the top three poppy producing countries? In recent years, the image of a poppy meadow in the province of Zamora has gained great popularity and is now considered one of the most stunning flower fields in the world. The crimson tapestry created by these delicate flowers attracted many visitors, including well-known influencers who shared the beauty with their followers.
7. Canola fields in Luoping – China
Between February and March, Luoping County in eastern China experiences a huge yellow sea. These fields of canola, the flower from which rapeseed oil is extracted, stretch as far as the eye can see and have become a favorite destination for Japanese photographers. The bright flowers attract bees, making the fields an important area for honey production.
8. Skagit Valley in the United States
Thanks to its tulips, Washington’s Skagit Valley boasts one of the most stunning flower fields in the world. The annual Tulip Festival features exhibitions, art exhibitions, and tasting sessions to highlight the beautiful flowers. The Tulip Festival is held from April 1 to 30 annually. However, Mother Nature determines when the tulips bloom. Some years, tulips bloom in the last week of March, others may not bloom until the second week of April. Different types of tulips also bloom earlier and later.
9. Sakura Tulip Festival in Sakura – Japan
The Sakura Tulip Festival is held at Sakura Furusato Garden in April. The garden is beautifully decorated with 530,000 tulip bulbs of 108 different varieties, in a field with a Dutch windmill in the background. The mill represents Japan’s friendship with the Netherlands, and is the only one of its kind in Japan. Its presence among tulip fields makes you feel as if you are in the Netherlands.
10. Carlsbad Flower Fields, California
For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty in the world. The 55-acre Giant Tecolote Ranunculus that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, bloom for about six to eight weeks each year, from early March to early May, bringing the famous fields to life. This annual display of color, which has become part of the region’s local heritage, is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring in Southern California.
Although there must be many flower fields in the world, these are among the best flower field destinations that you must visit to experience the surreal beauty of thousands of colorful flowers.
Note: Read about the 10 royal gardens from around the world that you can add to your travel list this year, too!