In terms of pure beauty, nothing can quite compare to nature. Even the world’s most talented artists, sculptors and designers struggle to match the breathtaking beauty of nature in all its glory and nowhere is this more apparent than when witnessing fields in bloom. Whether it’s the stunning lavender fields of France or the thousands of sunflowers that cover the fields of Tuscany every year, seeing the world’s best floral displays is an experience like no other. You may not be able to smell the pollen or pick a flower, but the following photos are 10 of the most stunning fields in bloom on the planet.
Lavender Fields – France
The south of France is famous for its beautiful countryside and stunning scenery and nowhere is this more evident than in the lavender fields of Provence. The plants are in bloom from June to August each year and attract visitors from all over the world due to their amazing colour and heavenly scent.
Tulip Fields – Holland
If you are ever going to Holland in springtime, then a visit to see the beautiful tulip fields is an absolute must. The view of row upon row of bright red, pink and yellow flowers is truly a sight to behold. When you also add the famous Dutch windmills to the landscape, it’s easy to see why these are some of the most spectacular fields in bloom on the planet.
Sunflower Fields – Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is a popular holiday destination due to its beautiful towns, excellent cuisine and rolling green hills but there’s also another very special reason to visit the region, The sunflower fields! The fields are usually in bloom between June – August each year and provide mile after mile of stunning sunflowers. If you don’t believe us, just look at those photos!
Hitachi Seaside Park – Japan
Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Japan is a 190 hectare public park that has incredible flowers in bloom all year round. The park’s main attraction is the 4.5 million baby blue eye flowers that blossom every spring but Hitachi also features over a million daffodils, 170 different varieties of tulips and bright red Bassia scoparia bushes (see photo above).
Canola Fields – China
Once a year, the fields of Luoping in China are transformed into a yellow ocean of canola flowers. Every spring the bright yellow species of rapeseed grow for miles around and creates a golden carpet across the region. The fields are at their most spectacular during the early spring, so it is best to visit between February – April time in order to get the full effect.
Tecolote Ranunculus Fields – California, USA
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in California are transformed into a sea of colour every spring thanks to hundreds of thousands of Tecolote Ranunculus flowers. The farm has almost fifty acres dedicated to the plants and for 6 to 8 weeks every March – May the fields are transformed into a natural rainbow of colours. The ranch is so popular with tourists that tickets are now sold so that visitors can have the chance to walk through the breathtaking fields.
Fuji Shibazakura festival gardens – Japan
In terms of sheer spectacle, few blooms can match the Fuji Shibazakura festival gardens in Japan. From every mid-April to late-May the gardens are transformed into a lilac carpet, thanks to the Shibazakura flowers. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the gardens are also overlooked by Mount Fuji, one of the most stunning mountains in the world!
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Washington, USA
As the name might suggest, the Skagit Valley Tulip festival is all about the many varieties and colours of the beautiful tulip. The festival is held once a year and allows visitors to drive around the fields of Skagit Valley in Washington and witness the incredible sight of millions of the flowers in full bloom. The crops are also rotated every year so no two festivals are ever the same.
Kawachi Fujien gardens – Japan
The Kawachi Fujien gardens in Japan are crammed full of stunning plants and flowers, but the star attraction is undoubtedly the Wisteria tunnel. The gardens have over 20 different species of the plant which gives the tunnel its breathtaking colour. The best time to visit the gardens is between late-April and early-May and the quality and density of the Wisteria blossom changes from year to year.
Poppy Fields – England
Every spring, the beautiful countryside of Sussex in England is transformed into a sea of red thanks to the blooming of thousands of poppies. Not every yield is the same but the elegant flower certainly enjoyed a bumper year in spring 2015, as a favourable climate conditions resulted in thousands of poppies turning the green fields of England into a stunning red carpet.