Spring has sprung and in Texas that means wildflowers are finally in full bloom! While bluebonnets may signal one of the first signs of the season, there are so many other beautiful flowers that make us giddy for spring! Texas bluebonnets begin blooming in February, but March and April are the months to go flower peeping in the Lone Star state. Therefore, in honor of spring, we’ve rounded up the top Texas destinations to see beautiful Texas blooms in all their glory. Bring your picnic essentials, your camera, and make it a solo date! After all, you deserve a little “me time.”
If you’re a true fan of the Lone Star state, you’re probably a fan of the bluebonnet!
Brenham is one of the best places to see them in full bloom. In fact, Brenham even has an annual bluebonnet festival every spring. This year, the bluebonnet festival is set for April 10.
If you just can’t wait, you can head over to Brenham and enjoy the bluebonnets throughout the month of March, too! Make it a road trip by traveling along the bluebonnet trail and stopping for bluebell ice-cream while you’re there! This is one of those Texas destinations you won’t want to miss.
Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg
For over 35 years, Wildseed Farms has been one of the most popular Texas destinations. It is dedicated to growing wildflowers.
It’s one of largest wildflower farms in the United States and has over 200 acres in Fredericksburg.
Not to mention, they have a vineyard and tasting room. During peak blooming times in the spring, there’s a $5 charge to enter the meadow and enjoy the wildflowers.
If you love bluebonnets and poppies, this is a sight you will absolutely fall in love with.
Do you love tulips way “tulip” much? Then you may want to add Pilot Point to your spring bucket list!
The Koeman family started growing tulips in Holland over 40 years ago. After relocating to Texas in 2011, the fertile soil and beautiful weather in the countryside during the spring gave them just what they needed to begin their tulip field. In fact, it’s the first blooming tulip field in Texas. At $5 a person to enter, it’s an affordable and one-of-a-kind place to visit. It’s one of our favorite Texas destinations!
Nacogdoches Azalea Trail
The Lone Star State is home to over 7,000 azaleas, and Nacogdoches has the largest azalea garden in the state. NOW is the perfect time to visit the azalea garden.
Getting there is a treat, too! The Azalea Trail is a 25-mile scenic route. It has historic districts and gorgeous homes.
Big Bend National Park
Between late February and early March, Big Bend National Park is the place to be to see bluebonnets, cactus blooms, and ocotillo wildflowers.
The bluebonnets found in this desert-like area are different from the ones found in Central Texas. In fact, Big Bend bluebonnets are taller and sparser.
If you’re a flower fanatic and can’t wait for wildflowers season in Central Texas, take the scenic wildflower drive to Big Bend. Highway 118 from Alpine to Terlingua is a gorgeous drive during the spring!
Celebrate the growth and beauty of the new season through travel. We hope these Texas hotspots for flower peeping are everything you expect them to be, and more! Enjoy the scenic fields of flowers that the Lone Star state has to offer. There is certainly nothing lovelier than springtime in Texas. Happy spring!