As a tribute to the beautiful spring season, check out these breathtaking flower gardens that are so gorgeous, they look like they’ve been taken out of fairy tales.
Lavender Fields, France
An abbey and lavender fields forever...
The lavender fields of the L’Abbey de Senanque in Provence, France is a picturesque view for tourists. These purple flowers are in full bloom from June to mid-August. This is also the most recommended visiting time if you want to catch a sight of the postcard-worthy lavender fields in all their glory.
The Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan
Oh, this is what wisteria dreams are made of.
Located in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan, the world-famous Kawachi Fuji Gardens feature over 150 wisteria plants and 20 different species.
Privately owned, this Japanese garden above the mountains only opens its doors to the public during wisteria season and in autumn.
Despite the breathtaking wisteria domes and wisteria trellises, the wisteria tunnels are the main highlight of the garden. A Buddhist symbol for prayer, many people claim that they experienced an overwhelming sense of calmness and zen during their time in the wisteria garden. It gives visitors the surreal feeling of walking under a heaven of wisteria flowers.
The best times to visit are during the months of late April and mid-May when the wisteria are in full bloom. The yearly “Wisteria Festival”, also known as “Fuji Matsuri,” which happens every April 27 to 29, is also a must-see.
Located in London, England, there are many sights to see at Greenwich Park. There’s the Rose Garden, the Flower Garden, the Herb Garden, the Herbaceous Border, and the Queen’s Orchard.
But let’s stick to flowers.
According to Royal Parks UK, the Rose Garden was first planted in 1960 to 1961. It was expanded and replanted in 1993 to 1994 at which time it was enclosed. Laid out in a semi-circular pattern, most flower beds are filled with hybrid tea and floribunda roses. The Rose Garden is at its most beautiful between June and July.
Greenwich Park’s Flower Garden, on the other hand, showcases cedar trees, tulips, and seasonal spring and summer flowers. It also boasts of a lake and a deer park.
Namaqualand Flower Route
The wild flowers of South Africa during spring time will leave you speechless. The Namaqualand Flower Route lies roughly 5 hours north of Cape Town. You can see them in towns of Garies, Springbok, Kamieskroon, and Port Nolloth.
This exquisite flower show curated by nature happens during the months of August and September, sometimes stretching until into October. It’s a colorful display of almost 4,000 different species of flowering plants. Interestingly, the selection can change from time to time.
Aside from driving around with a car, there are also cycling and hiking routes to see the indigenous flowers up close.
Anza Borrego Desert Wildflowers
Luckily, you don’t have to fly to South Africa to see desert wildflowers as we also have them here in California.
The area of Borrego Springs is blessed with a variety of rare desert flowers and flowering cacti, such as Englemanns Hedgehog cactus, Desert Willow, Indigo Bush, Globe Mallow, Desert fivespot, Desert Threadplant, Stream Orchid, and ghost flower. The sea of yellow brittlebrush in full bloom is also a splendid attraction.