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10 Real Flower Fields for that Perfect Instagram Photo

Frolick your way to these beautiful flower fields and gardens.

Fragrant, Colorful Flower Fields Across the U.S.Besides being a great photo opp, botanical gardens and flower fields can help lift spirits and calm nerves.From lavender on a mountain top in Hawaii to sunflowers in Kansas and spindly lupine blooms in New England, these flower fields are so beautiful they'd make even the most jaded wanderer want to frolic.Find a Flower Field Near Me


Every June, lupines blanket the landscape of the small, New England hamlet located in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. These flower fields covered in lush perennials range in colors from purple to soft-pink.

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden stretches around the banks of Lake Wylie near Charlotte, North Carolina. The space is open year-round so expect to find themed gardens, orchid displays and tropical plant exhibits.

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Swarms of California poppies populate the 4.7 miles of flower fields along Temelpa Trail Mill Valley in California. Irises grow in abundance each year.


Missouri Botanical Garden, in St. Louis, Missouri, is home to one of the largest Japanese strolling gardens in the United States. Find more than 51,000 plant species in climate-controlled greenhouses and conservatories.

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More than 40 different varieties of lavender grow wild at the mountain top farm of Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm on Maui, Hawaii. “Pick-your-own-lavender” tours, classes and products are offered on-site amid the fields of lavender.


North America's largest collection of orchids is on permanent display in at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Other attractions around the property include the edible garden, tropical rainforests and children's garden.

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, in Woodburn, Oregon, is where you’ll find 40 acres of tulip-covered flower fields. An annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest is held every year from March through April.

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From early March to early May, experience The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, where more than 50 acres of field burst into color with vibrant ranunculus blossoms.

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There are more than 100 varieties of vibrant blooms at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Each year, from late February to early April, visitors can experience "A World of Flowers" where different regions of the world are represented.            


Grinter's Sunflower Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, is a stunning flower field that’s home to hundreds of sunflowers. Visitors can pick blooms in a “pick-your-own-sunflowers” event for $1 per bloom. Peak times vary, but late August to early September is usually a good time to visit.