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As soon as the Spring season rolls around, flower fields around the world bloom in the most gorgeous colors. Whether they be flower gardens or open fields, a blanket of flowers is a jaw-dropping sight that truly takes your breath away. Visiting flower fields is the best way to celebrate Spring and take some beautiful flower photos for your Instagram feed. So, where, exactly, are the most beautiful, captivating, magical flower fields and flower gardens to visit and photograph? We’ve rounded up the most Instagrammable flowers fields around the world for epic Spring photos. Some of these flower fields and gardens are very famous, but we’ve also listed a few hidden gems that many people do not know about!
Disclaimer: When exploring and photographing flowers fields please stick to the assigned paths and protect the flowers. Don’t be the one to trample the flowers for a photo!
The Most Instagrammable Flower Fields in Europe
Lavender Fields in Provence, France
Other great flower fields that I would add to the list of the most Instagrammable flower fields around the world are the Lavender Fields in Provence, France. Picture this: endless lines of purple flowers, turning pink in the sunset light, where you can freely walk, surrounded by the sweet smell of lavender.
The lavender blooms only once a year, so you’ll have to time your visit right; the best time to visit the lavender fields in Provence is from the end of June to the beginning of August.
Tip for your visit: Head to the lavender fields just before sunset. During the day, there are crowds of tourists in the field, but by the time the sun sets, there usually is only a few photographers left and less bugs around too.
It’s going to be hot during the day, and a good way to spend the afternoon waiting for the sunset is to go to the Lac Esparron de Verdon for a swim!
The Confetti Flower Fields, England
Worcester, England is already known for its surrounding landscapes of iconic English rolling green hills. The whole city is surrounded on all sides by a ring of woodland and hills. And it’s here, at Wyke Manor Farm just outside Worcester, that you’ll find the famous Confetti Flower Fields. Blooming in a sea of delicate pastel pinks and purples, the Confetti Flower Fields are one of the most Instagrammable flower fields in the world!
Bluebell Woods, England
The Surrey countryside is known for being quite wooded, and in April/May each year, many of these ancient woodlands become carpeted in beautiful bluebells. Bluebells are a violet-blue color, are around 30-50cm tall from the ground and have a wonderfully sweet smelling fragrance.
While some Bluebells woods are privately owned so you’d need to pay an admission fee to see them (for example woods in the grounds of stately homes owned by The National Trust) others can be found within Forestry Commission land and along the verges of roads parks, so you can view them without needing to pay (for example verges at Ranmore Common outside the little town of Dorking).
If you can, pick a sunny day to visit as the bluebells look particularly spectacular with the sunlight filtering through the tree canopy above. A warm day is also likely to make the fragrance stronger. So, if you love to see wildflowers, make sure Surrey’s bluebell woods are on your to-do list. Just be careful not to damage them when you visit!
Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Not only is this easily one of the most instagrammable flower fields in the world, it’s also the largest! Keukenhof Gardens holds the record for being the largest flower park on the entire planet, and the breadth of photography opportunities here is dizzying. With scenery that changes at every turn, there’s no shortage of unique and experimental photography perspectives to enjoy.
Sunflower Fields, Provence
Provence is perhaps best known for its lavender fields, but what’s lesser known and far more unique and spectacular are its sunflower fields, which also bloom during the springtime. Le Plateau de Valensole is the perfect spot to see lavender and sunflowers bloom side by side.
Mainau Island, Germany
Mainau Island is a beautiful small island located on Lake Constance, on the border of Germany and Switzerland. It is an island specifically for gardens, flowers and trees, drawing thousands of visitors every year.
The island is covered in over 30,000 rose bushes, thousands of dahlias, rhododendrons, azaleas, tulips and other flower varieties. If visiting, be sure to check out our in depth guide to visiting the beautiful Mainau Island. There are hundreds of areas to capture pictures, and it is best to go early to avoid crowds and ensure a variety of pictures.
Mayfield Lavender Farm, England
Picture yourself posing in a haze of purple lavender. Mayfield Lavender farm in Surrey is the perfect spot for a selfie amongst the sweet-smelling blooms and is easy to get to from London.
Time it for when the lavender is in bloom which is usually mid-June to mid-August depending on the weather. In a warm year the season will start earlier and finish earlier and if the weather’s cooler the lavender will bloom later so bare this in mind. A classic red telephone box stands in the middle Mayfield Lavender farm and the splash of red looks amazing against the purple. The perfect Insta spot.
When to go: The farm is open daily from June to September from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The lavender usually flowers from June to the end of August. Entry fee is £2.50 per adult, sixteen year olds and under go free.
How to get there: Mayfield Lavender Farm is at Croydon Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3BE. From London the fastest route is to take a train from London Victoria to Sutton or Cheam and then a taxi or cab to the farm. For SatNav use postcode SM7 3JA. Parking is free to visitors who have paid the entry fee although it is limited.
Lupines are one of the most magical, fairy tale flowers in the world, looking like a string of white and purple bells as they do. And, in Iceland, the bloom in abundance during the springtime, turning the entire country into a massive and magical flower field. Across the countryside, Iceland turns purple and white in a transformation that makes for a truly unique instagram experience.
The Most Instagrammable Flower Fields in North America
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Washington
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the best flower festivals in Washington. Located about an hour north of Seattle, the festival runs annually during the entire month of April. Local farmers of the valley invite everyone on a scenic driving tour of the area. The tulip fields are in the center of the valley between La Conner and Mount Vernon.
The most well-known producers of tulips in the area are RoozenGaarde, Inc. and Tulip Town. Admissions prices for Tulip Town are $7 while Roozengaarde admissions are $7/admission on weekdays and $10 on weekends.
The best thing to do at the farm is to take magical photos with the colorful tulips followed by beautiful mountains in the background. Colorful flowers mixed with the surrounding scenery make this a perfect place to take stunning Instagram pictures. Due to its popularity, taking photos without other visitors proves to very difficult, if not impossible. Since there are several tulip fields sprinkled throughout Skagit Valley, I recommend finding a farm that doesn’t have as large of crowds.
The Texas Bluebonnets
The Texas bluebonnets flower fields are among the most beautiful in the US. During the Spring, bluebonnets can be seen all over Texas. If you are planning on visiting Texas to see the bluebonnets this Spring, check out the best best places to see the Texas bluebonnet flower fields including Central Texas, the Texas Hill Country including Ennis, Brenham, and more this year.
The flower Fields at Carlsbad, California
The flower fields at Carlsbad have become so famous in the past few years that they attract visitors from all over the world. The flower fields offer some of the most grand and sweeping views in all of the United States. An exquisite range of pastel colors and a scent that takes over your senses. Carlsbad can feel a little bit like the Disneyland of flower fields, so brace yourselves for crowds and arrive early to get to the fields right when it opens.
It’s actually supposed to be rare that California experiences a superbloom so this event may not happen every year. However with all the climate change and global warming going on, California is getting more yearly rainfall than usual.
The 2019 superbloom was spread across the sunny state but one of the hotspots was the poppy fields in Lake Elsinore. People flocked to see this mountain side, which is nestled just along the highway, filled with rainbows of orange, yellows, greens and purples.
The exact spot is called Walker Canyon and it actually is a usual hiking trail. That means parking is free and so is entry! There are also already pathways for you to walk on so it makes for a great visit for all ages.
Go see more about the California Superbloom as explored by the Gallivanting Bean.
Garden Wall, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
The Garden Wall is famous for the fantastic flower bloom that occurs in summer. The popular Highline hiking trail of the Glacier National Park follows the steep mountainside, taking you through a bed of glacier lily, fleabane, aster, balsamroot, Indian paintbrush, and monkey flower
These alpine wildflowers paint the ground like a rainbow of red, yellow, purple, white, and orange. The white Beargrass particularly stands out, a tall, fluffy flower that some Native Americans used to weave baskets.
Located in the Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, the Garden Wall is near the Logan Pass and the famous Going-to-the-Sun road that makes reach the trail easy. Another great alternative to see the wildflowers are around the Hidden Lake Trail and the Logan Pass.
Glacier National Park is open all year and requires an entrance fee of US$35 for cars to receive a 7-day permit, US$70 for an annual pass. The visitor center is open on weekends in winter, and every day from mid-May to end of September.
Winter will see heavy snow throughout the park, and summer will be warm and sunny. The best time to see the flower bloom is between late-June and mid-August. The blooming season is short, so make sure to plan your trip during this period.
Check out Ze Wandering Frogs as they explore more stunning US national parks
Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum
Seattle’s glass forest at Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum is not technically a flower field but it is a truly unique experience and a very Instagrammable location! The garden is a colorful and amazing landscape of Dale Chihuly’s artworks. As you step inside the eight galleries, you will be totally amazed by the transparent, playful and crystal-like sculptures. A unique combination of light and color, in a very unexpected way. Each with a unique blend of form, shape, and color. Up above, you can catch a glimpse of bright red, orange, yellow and amber light that hits the spectacular floating centerpiece in the Glasshouse. It’s a massive 100-foot-long sculpture that resembles the ocean’s coral reef floating from the ceiling. One of Chihuly’s largest suspended works, a must-see during your visit to Seattle!
Cherry Blossoms in DC, USA
Japan is famous for its cherry blossoms, but it’s certainly not the only place they’re found. The most famous place in the US for cherry blossoms is Washington DC. Since 1912, the National Cherry Blossom Festival has been held every year in DC during late March.
Tasmania, also known as the “Apple Isle” is a pristine and incredibly scenic destination, with mountains, beaches, historic landmarks and huge sections of pure wilderness. Tasmania also has its little piece of Provence with gorgeous lavender fields. An hour’s drive from Launceston, in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of the most colorful flower fields in the world.The purple flowers are a beautiful contrast against the blue sky and the terracotta soil, and you can get some quality photos.
Visitors are required to pay a $10 to enter the estate and you are free to roam the lavender fields at leisure. It does get busy but the estate is so big that you can always find a quieter spot.
Explore more with Lester Lost and their ultimate list of places to visit in Tasmania.
Lupins in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Every year between mid-November and mid-January Lupins flower across New Zealand’s South Island. Although technically a weed, these stunning flowers attract many visitors from all around the world. In fact, it’s a very popular time for weddings and photo shoots.
One of the best places to see the Lupins in full bloom is in Mount Cook National Park or along the shores of Lake Tekapo. As the flowers bloom in the wild it is completely free to see them – but that doesn’t make them any less amazing!
There are three main colors of Lupins in this area; they are yellow, purple, and pink. At full bloom, the shore of Lake Tekapo (already one of New Zealand’s bluest lakes) becomes as colorful as ever. You can walk along the lake’s shore looking for that perfect Instagram shot, and I guarantee it won’t be hard to find it!
For two months every spring, the usually dry red landscape of the Western Australian Outback comes alive with wildflowers. The iconic Wildflower Way, a scenic drive north from Perth, takes you through the small historic towns of the countryside passing vast fields of yellow canola, pink and white everlastings, wreath flowers and the puffy purple mulla mulla as far as the eye can see.
You can take a day trip, make a weekend of it, or take your time exploring the blooming scenery.
In my opinion, the best way to truly experience this region is to camp. There are several free campsites to choose from such as Tenindewa Pioneer Well just outside Mullewa, or splash out the modest sum of AU$11 per person per night to sleep under the stars and amongst the flora at Coalseam Conservation Park, north of Mingenew.
Keeping Up With Little Joneses showcases more of these beautiful wild flower gardens of Western Australia.
Udon Thani, Thailand
While Udon Thani is not technically a field, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world to see unique blooming flowers. A large freshwater lake, known as the Red Lotus Sea, is totally covered in bright pink lotus blooms. The blooms are so vivid and thick that they cover the surface of the lake with a shimmering blanket of pink. To see the flowers at their best and get amazing photographs, aim to arrive early in the morning before the heat of the day forces the blooms to close.
Whilst admission is free, the lotus flowers are located quite a way off shore, so you’ll need to hire a boat. Boat hire ranges from 300 Baht (US$9.50) an hour for a small boat to 500 Baht (US$16.00) for a larger boat.
Find out more about this beautiful place in Thailand with A Life Without Border
Valley of Flowers in India
Many people aren’t aware that India has its own amazing flower field which also happens to be a UNESCO Heritage Site. Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is a paradise for Instagram and botany lovers.Why? This is because for the three months of a year, i.e. from June to August, this valley is full of a variety of colorful flowers. The best thing about this place is that they have an entry fee of just 150 INR which is valid for three days!
It does require a bit of trekking but it is completely worth the effort. If you want some amazing pictures at this location, make sure you wear dark colors like red, black, etc. to stand out against the green and other colors. Also, don’t forget to take some warm jacket and pajamas as it can get really cold here.
Sakura in Japan
One of the things that Japan is best known for is its sakura, or cherry blossoms. These are the blossoms that bloom for a short time (around one month) on the cherry trees that exist in huge numbers across Japan. They begin blossoming in the southern islands in March and spread north through April before vanishing until the next year. You can see the sakura anywhere in Japan, but many people actually take a road trip and follow the sakura as the bloom from the south to the north.
The changing scenery and the constant ocean of cherry blossoms make for the best instagram experiences in the world. If you’d rather stay in one place, Kyoto’s gardens and parks offer a perfect backdrop of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, turning ordinary city parks into the most Instagrammable flower spots, only for a short time.
The Dubai Miracle Garden in UAE
Despite being very much a desert country with almost zero rainfall all year round, the UAE has poured a huge amount of resources into creating natural wonders that should be impossible! One of these is the Dubai Miracle Garden. And what a miracle it is! In the dry heat of the desert we have a masterpiece of a garden; a floral wonderland of rosy archways, a reconstruction of the Burj Khalifa, and fairy tale European cottages. There’s even a massive Mickey Mouse bush! This garden has been curated perfectly from flowers to create impossible sculptures and pathways that will take your breath away. You’ll see the whole place through your camera lens because, the moment you put it down, you’ll miss something astonishing.
When to go: Open early November to early May
How to get there: Dubai Miracle Garden Al Barsha South 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates