Finally, after two years, things are getting better, and now even the mask mandate rule is also changing. We could not enjoy spring festivals for the last two years, and all the carnivals happen worldwide. That’s why I decided to collaborate with other bloggers and compile the list of the best flower fields to experience in the spring season. Each place has something different to offer, and besides flower fields, there are lots of activities to do in Wisconsin to enjoy Spring.
Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan
This tulip festival is one of the best flower fields I have experienced in the Spring. It is held in May and celebrates Dutch heritage with beautiful tulip flower fields and Dutch dance every year.
Windmill Island is where you can see beautiful tulips and a cute Dutch town set up with windmills, houses, and shops. Besides the tulip display, there are many things to do like The Tulip Time Run, Tulip Time Carnival Midway, Walking Tours, and many more. You can visit the tulip time website for registration and more information.
You can also visit Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Nelis’ Dutch Village. It’s a great place to experience Dutch culture closely.
Transportation to Holland, Michigan
You can fly to West Michigan Regional Airport in Holland or Gerald R. Ford International Airport, 40 miles away from Holland. Most hotels provide shuttle services, or you can rent a car.
Lodging in Holland, Michigan
Holland is famous among tourists; hence you will get plenty of hotel options like Hampton, quality Inn, and Marriott.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Recommended By Chris Fry, The Aquarius traveller
Are you looking for some beautiful flower fields to explore, then look no further than the city of Toowoomba? About two hours west of the Queensland capital of Brisbane, the entire town will be dressed up in colors and displayed for the Carnival of Flowers Festival.
Each year, the festival is held in September, the peak of springtime in Australia. Public gardens, hot spots, and people’s private homes will be maintained in a sea of flowers throughout the month. See anything from Roses, Daisy’s, Tulips, Cherry Blossoms, and Orchids – to name a few.
Visitors will come from far and wide to see all these displays at various times throughout the month. However, there’s one primary weekend with a street parade, live music, local arts and crafts stalls, food vendors, all celebrating the flower-filled month.
Transportation to Toowoomba
You can access Toowoomba, flights from Brisbane, but it might be cheaper to hire a car and use it to get around. Consequently, walking to the different sites is not possible, but bus tours can be purchased, or driving yourself around can be more convenient.
While you’re in Toowoomba, don’t miss some of the other sites to see. This includes Table Top Mountain for hiking and views, learning history at the Cobb & Co Museum, or admiring the architecture of the early 1900s Empire Theatre.
Lodging in Toowoomba
Staying near the city will be convenient for restaurants and cafes. Therefore, a few suggestions would be the Oaks Toowoomba Motel, Burke and Wills Hotel, or the Quest Toowoomba. However, you have many more options from Budget style to luxury surrounding the city.
Bluebell woods in England
Recommended By Joanna, The World in My Pocket
Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons in England. This is when nature comes back to life, and the forests all over the country get covered with a carpet of purple flowers called bluebells. The United Kingdom is home to half of the world’s crops of bluebells, so traveling here to see them is pretty special. There are many beautiful bluebell woods in England, and it would be impossible which one is the best. Pretty much everywhere you will go in the countryside, you will find one. It is important to always stick to the path and never step over the bluebells. They are incredibly delicate flowers, and if they are being stepped on, they die and won’t come back the following year. It is illegal to pick or destroy bluebells.
Walking in a bluebell forest is a very relaxing and therapeutic experience.
The closest place to London where you can see bluebells is Richmond Park. For a more in-depth experience though, go to the New Forest, which is about one and a half hours away from London, by train. However, no matter where you are, there will be a forest nearby. The season for bluebells in England is between March and late April.
In Spring, the weather in England is quite unpredictable, so be prepared for rain, wind, and cold temperatures.
Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Recommended By Stephanie, The World As I See It
Toronto, Ontario, is one of the best places to see flowers in the Spring! While they can be seen in various places across the city, the best place to see cherry blossoms in Toronto is in High Park. Depending on the weather, the trees usually blossom during late April into early May, when the temperature averages 45 degrees.
High Park covers 400 acres within downtown Toronto. Here, you’ll find fields of cherry blossom trees around the Hillside Gardens as well as a few near Grenadier Pond. When the trees bloom, they can get swamped within the park. To avoid the bulk of the crowds, try visiting early in the morning and during the week.
Along with taking in the cherry blossoms, there are plenty of things to do in High Park. There’s a free small park to visit, various gardens, winding pathways, and sports centers like tennis courts and soccer fields. There’s also an outdoor stage where different performances occur during the summer.
Transportation to Toronto
For those visiting High Park to see the cherry blossoms, it’s best to take public transportation. The nearest subway station is at the park’s north end, across from the entrance. The nearest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport. You can catch the UP train straight to downtown from the airport. And if you’re looking for a great place to stay near the park, then book your stay at the Old Mill Toronto Hotel. It’s a lovely 30-minute walk to High Park.
Lavender fields Italy
Recommended by Francesca, Travel Heal Love.
If you thought the only way to admire the beautiful lavender fields was to go to Provence, think again because you can have a very similar experience in Piedmont, Italy! The area where those wonderfully aromatic and colored flowers grow is called Monferrato. It is a famous UNESCO world heritage landscape alongside Langhe-Roero known for its vineyards and wine production.
The Monferrato area is quite hilly, but you can easily rent an electric bike and visit it without too much struggle. Also, you can rent a car and travel around as many lavender fields are scattered around the landscape.
In these lavender fields, you can walk alongside the bushes of flowers and take amazing pictures! Moreover, during the weekend, the owners of the fields can set up a small stand where you can buy lavender bouquets, soaps, perfumes, and many more wonderful handcraft products.
The ideal time to admire this incredible view is around Italy’s springtime: from late May to early July. At that time of the year, the temperature can vary from 77 to 95 Fahrenheit.
Transportation to Barolo
Probably the most famous and beautiful town to spend your time in would be Barolo, which is about 40 minutes by car. You may think this is a bit far away, but it will take you only one day to visit the lavender fields, and the rest of the time you can travel around Barolo and visit many wine cellars, drink some of the best wines in the world and eat delicious Italian food!
Tulips in Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
Recommended by Cosette, KarsTravels
Each Spring, numerous fields of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths bloom in the province of Zuid-Holland in The Netherlands. Each year you can drive or bike the Flower route and see all the endless fields of flowers yourself. This route is considered one of 50 Drives of a Lifetime by National Geographic. The exact location of the flower fields differs each year, but you won’t miss them due to the bright colors and crowds of tourists.
Next to admiring the flower fields on the drive, you can also stop at the world-famous Keukenhof in Lisse, where a million visitors come to admire the flower displays in the springtime each year. The Black tulip museum in Lisse shows the history and development of areas and bulbs.
The weather can be perfect in April and May, with 61°F to 68°F or cold, and the temperature drops below 50°F. Especially in April, there can be some snow or rain. May can be nice and sunny.
Transportation to Zuid-Holland
You can fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or Rotterdam-The Hague Airport. You can hire a car for about €110 an on both. It’s 18 miles from Schiphol Airport to Rijnsburg and 22 miles from Rotterdam Airport to Rijnsburg.
Lodging in Zuid-Holland
Hotel Noordzee in Katwijk aan Zee and Vakantiepark Koningshof in Rijnsburg are on the route and perfect to stay at. Both are also close to the beach.
Tulips in Ottawa, Canada
Recommended by Emilie, Love Life Abroad
Every Spring, in May, the capital of Canada, Ottawa, hosts the Canadian Tulip Festival. This festival takes place in the beautiful and tranquil Commissioners Park along Dow Lake.
Years ago, the Canadian Tulip Festival was created as a symbol of international friendship between Canada and the Netherlands and commemorated the birth of the Dutch Princess Magriet in Ottawa during World War II.
Ottawa is the perfect city for wandering around by bike. Start at the Dow Lake, near the Tulip fields, and bike around the Dominium Arboretum. Then cross over to the Central Experimental Farm and bike in the areas down to the sunflower field. You can also take a museum tour to learn more about farming and agrotourism.
If time allows, you should head to By Ward Market. There are many options to grab a snack or a drink. Don’t forget to take a picture in front of the Ottawa sign. Then, walk up the stairs and walk around Major’s Hill Park. You’ll have a fantastic view over the river and Parliament Hill. Finish your visit to the Ottawa Lock.
Lodging in Ottowa
There are many options for lodging in Ottawa, but staying downtown is a safe choice. You’ll get to park your car and use public transportation or bike trails to get pretty much everywhere in town. Plus, you’ll be able to walk to most downtown sights.
Spring is a great time to visit Ottawa, especially for the blooming season and, of course, the tulips, but the weather can be uncertain. Bring some layers and a waterproof jacket.
Wildflowers in Oregon, USA
Recommended by Val, Voyages With Val
One of the best wildflower fields in Oregon is Rowena Plateau. In Spring, this area becomes a vibrant display of yellow and purple flowers as far as the eye can see. The easiest way to view these flowers is to drive to Rowena Crest Viewpoint on the plateau, where there is an excellent view of the flowers and the surrounding area.
There are several hikes on the plateau that travel through the flowers. Rowena Plateau Trail and Tom McCall Point are two hikes that start at the viewpoint and weave through the field of yellow balsamroot flowers and purple lupines. Tom McCall Point even has a view of Mount Hood peeking out over the flowers!
After having your fill of hiking around the plateau, there are several other things to do in the nearby town of Hood River. Hood River is well known for its dozens of orchards and wineries that make the perfect place to end the day. There are also many waterfalls to see nearby in the Columbia River Gorge, including Multnomah Falls.
Transportation to Oregon
To get to Rowena Plateau, fly into Portland International Airport, PDX, and rent a car to drive through the Columbia River Gorge to get to Rowena Crest Viewpoint. If you are looking for somewhere to stay nearby, The Hood River Hotel is a historic hotel right downtown in Hood River.
The flowers bloom sometime between April and May, when the temperatures average between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a pleasant time to visit.
Lupins in Lake Tekapo
By Bailey from My Queenstown Diary
Sitting next to the bright blue waters of Lake Tekapo is one of the most beautiful natural flower fields in the world. In the Spring, Lupins of many different colors bloom, creating a picture-perfect setting.
One thing to note about the Lupins at Lake Tekapo is entirely wild. You won’t pay an admission fee here, all you need to do is visit the edge of the lake near Tekapo Town, and you will see these flowers during the Spring and summer (November to March) each year.
Getting to Lake Tekapo is a challenge since there is no airport here. The town of Tekapo, located right next to the flower fields and the lake, is proper in the middle of New Zealand’s South Island. So, it would be best if you flew to the closest airports in either Christchurch or Queenstown and then drove a couple of hours to reach Tekapo.
Once here, you can stroll along the lake and enjoy the view with the Lupins. You can walk to the Church of Good Shepard, one of the most photographed places in New Zealand. This tiny church is gorgeous, and with the Lupins all around, it is even more picturesque.
Besides just enjoying the Lupins, there are many other fun things to do in Lake Tekapo, like stargazing, visiting the hot pools, or going jet boating! There are many hotels to choose from in the area, with one of the most popular being Peppers Bluewater Resort.