Spring is just around the corner; we can hardly wait for the warm weather to arrive and for outdoor activities to commence, but most of all we can't wait to travel again.
Here’s a bucket list of our most coveted travel destinations for this Spring/Summer to not only take in the sights, food, culture but also to set our sights on the amazing florals they have to offer.
Without further adieu, we give you our “must see” travel guide to the world’s most beautiful florals.
The Flower Fields of California
The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California are one of the most popular fields in the world and have been visited by thousands for over sixty years. The Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom every year from March through early May and cover over 55 acres!
Photo courtesy of visitcarlsbad.com
Cactus Blooms in Arizona
Yes, cactus blooms are a thing and definitely a sight to see. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum outside of Tucson is home to a cactus garden with local wildflowers and a butterfly garden. The flowers peak in April and early fall. In May, you can catch the prickly pears sprout on the cacti and desert ironwood trees grow soft coatings of lavender flowers.
Tip Toe Through the Tulips of Holland
Holland is known internationally for its tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens. The tulips are at their best in mid-April, but the season runs from the end of March until mid-May. In Keukenhof, you’ll find no fewer than seven million bulbs blooming — and that includes a 2,700-square-foot tulip mosaic of Vincent Van Gogh’s face. Truly a flower lover’s dream come true!
Furano Flower Fields in Japan
The Furano Flower Fields in Hokkaido has been growing lavender for more than half a century and it has become quite the attraction. The majority of the lavender starts blooming in late June and reaches its peak around mid-July to the beginning of August. There are two spots where you can view endless stretches of fragrant amethyst rows of lavender—Farm Tomita and Lavender East. Both include cafes and shops where you can purchase lavender products!
Valley of the Roses in Marrakesh
This lush desert city is home to precisely 54 public gardens. In the Valley of Roses, about six hours south of Marrakesh, hikers can watch rosebuds being picked and dried for use in essential oils, potpourri, and rosewater. The Festival of Roses in Morocco takes place in early May, which is when the roses are harvested in the town of Kelaat M’gouna, located in the Valley of Roses.
Stay tuned for more of our floral travel guides to come and be sure to shop some of our favorite designs and products inspired by our travel guide here.
Looking for something local? Visit Lavender by the Bay, Old Westbury Gardens, and Planting Fields Arboretum.