With spring season out in the look in the coming months, soon meadows all over the world will be covered in a blanket of vibrant colors. There's no better plan than traveling during spring while getting the perfect weather and the best sight of flowers in certain countries where spring definitely 'Springs'! This is a list of ten of the world's best flower fields, which include tulips, poppies, sunflowers, and many other flower varieties. If you're visiting any of these places, don't miss out on this visual treat.
10 of the Best Flower Fields in the World That Are Worth Visiting
For a brief period of time, during the springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, flower fields bloom into breathtaking landscapes. Tulips, sunflowers, lavender, and many other types of flowers complement each other with their beautiful colors. The fields get incredibly colored by all these flowers and every flower aficionado and photographer should see them because some of the best shots of your life could be taken at these spots. Choose your favorite and plan your next travel destination to see these phenomenal flower fields.
1. Keukenhof in the Netherlands
Keukenhof, the Netherlands' iconic tulip garden, must be among the world's most spectacular flower fields. Walking through its lakes, windmills, and forests is a one-of-a-kind experience that you must have if you visit the Netherlands.
The gardens are located in Lisse, but they are also accessible by day trip from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, or The Hague. The best time to visit Keukenhof is in mid-May when the tulip fields bloom. Additionally, here are the Top 10 flower garden spots to visit in the Netherlands while you're visiting!
2. Lavender Fields in Provence - France
During the spring months, French Provence's fields are covered in long stretches 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're in Aix-en-Provence, you cannot miss out on going to this flower field either on a tour on your own time. Strolling through the city is the best way to know more about it!
3. Fuji Shibazakura in Japan
At the foot of Mount Fuji, you can find one of the world's most spectacular flower fields. The pink, magenta, and white Shibazakura flowers bloom in Japanese meadows during the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, which takes place each year in April and May. There, you can stroll through the pink lawn and take in the beauty of Japan's most famous mountain.
4. Miracle Garden in Dubai
Can you picture a field of flowers in the middle of the desert? It sounds impossible, right? If you go to Dubai, you'll see that this is entirely feasible. Dubai's Miracle Garden features the world's largest floral tapestry. Over 150 million flowers cover its 72,000 square meters (775,001 square feet), which also includes numerous sculptures and an airplane!
5. Sunflower Fields in Tuscany - Italy
Tuscany is well-known for its vineyards, but it also has stunning flower fields in the Orcia and Era valleys. With the arrival of the spring season, these meadows turn golden, creating a striking contrast with the green Tuscan cypress trees.
6. Poppy Fields in Zamora - Spain
Did you know Spain is one of the top three poppy-producing countries? In recent years, the image of a poppy meadow in Zamora province gained popularity and is now considered one of the world's most stunning flower fields. The scarlet tapestry created by these delicate flowers has attracted many visitors, including well-known influencers who have shared the beauty with their followers.
7. Canola Fields in Luoping - China
Between February and March, Luoping County in eastern China experiences a massive yellow sea. These fields of canola or rapeseed, the flower from which rapeseed oil is extracted, stretch as far as the eye can see and have become a popular destination for Japanese photographers. The bright flowers attract bees, making the fields an important honey-producing area.
8. Skagit Valley in the United States
Thanks to its tulips, the Skagit Valley in Washington boasts one of the world's most stunning flower fields. The annual Tulip Festival features fairs, art exhibits, and tastings to highlight the beautiful flowers. The Tulip Festival is held from April 1-30 annually. However, Mother Nature determines when the tulips bloom. Some years the tulips bloom the last week of March, and others may not bloom until the second week of April. Also, different varieties of tulips bloom earlier and later.
9. Sakura Tulip Festival in Sakura - Japan
The Sakura Tulip Festival is held in Sakura Furusato Park in April. The park is beautifully decorated with 530,000 tulip bulbs from 108 different varieties, in a field with a Dutch windmill in the background. The windmill represents Japan's friendship with the Netherlands, and it is the only one of its kind in Japan. Its presence among tulip fields makes you feel like you're in The Netherlands.
10. Carlsbad Flower Fields in California
For over 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 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that comprise The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year, from early March to early May, bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual display of color, which has become a part of the region's local heritage, is also one of nature's official ways of announcing the arrival of spring in Southern California.
Although there must be many more flower fields in the world, these are among the top flower field destinations you must visit to experience the surreal beauty of thousands of colorful flowers.
PS: Read about the 10 Royal Gardens From Around the World to Add to Your Travel List for this year as well!