10 Real Flower Fields for that Perfect Instagram Photo

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Colorful and vibrant tulip field
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Lupine Field on a Hillside
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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

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

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
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Charlotte, North Carolina

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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California Poppy FIeld
Mill Valley, California

Swarms of California poppies populate the 4.7 miles of Temelpa Trail Mill Valley in California. Also, expect to find irises in abundance during April.

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Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri

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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Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm in Maui, Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii

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.

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

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Tulip Flower Field
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Woodburn, Oregon

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, in Woodburn, Oregon, is where you'll find 40 acres of tulip covered fields. An annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest runs every March through April.  

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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California

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

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Dallas Tulip Blooms

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.  






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Sunflower Field on Flower Farm
Lawrence, Kansas

Grinter's Sunflower Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, is home to hundreds of sunflowers. "Pick-your-own-sunflowers" for $1 per bloom. Peak times to visit vary but usually runs from late August to early September.  

By Savanna Syms on 03/07/2018

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 of wanderer want to frolic.