This may seem like a weird topic, but the truth is that if you love flowers there a places on this Earth you must add to your bucket list. For someone with a green thumb and a love for nature, I never really thought about planning a trip around a garden per say. That is, until I saw a picture of Tuscany in July… I have since been on a mission to find the best flowers in the world. My travels are far from over, but I will share with you some of the places I have discovered along the way.

Italy Tuscany Sunflowers
Tuscany Photo by AJanssen, Flickr.com

Tuscany, Italy
The sunflowers seen during July are incomparable to anything I have ever seen. Although the Sunflower is native to the America’s they have become a symbol of summer in Italy. If you associate summer with bright yellow colors you will not be disappointed. Of course there are many other things to see in Tuscany, but today we are talking flowers.

San Diego, California
Spring in San Diego comes with beautiful weather and people to match. One special attraction to this time of year is The Flower Fields® at Carlsbad Ranch. With more than 100,000 visitors every spring, this 50 acre rainbow of flowers overlooks the Carlsbad, California coastline. I kid you not; you will be breathless strolling through the array of flowers. The best time for this trip is March-May, as this is when the flowers are at their peak. Pack a picnic, bring a camera and enjoy a beautiful serene day.

Namaqualand Desert Region, South Africa
Africa is filled with beautiful landscapes and an incredible culture to match. Between the months of August and October, desert flowers are at their peak. You can walk among 4,000 different species of flowers and plants, all of which are awe-inspiring. This is ultimately a small portion of what nature has to offer when it comes to South Africa, but it is one that my green thumb was envious of.

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
There aren’t many experiences that can compare with a trip to New Zealand. The truth is there is so much beauty everywhere that it is hard to pack your bags to come home. Unlike Africa and San Diego, you will not find a beautiful array of colors. What you will find is a lot of purple against a backdrop of a crystal clear lake and the Alps. The image is remarkable. The colors mix so perfectly so long as you are visiting between November and January.

Tokyo, Japan
Cherry blossom trees are in abundance during March and April in Japan. This may be the main draw as there aren’t many places you can experience pink and white displayed in such a beautiful setting. However, with the many other flowers that line the streets of Japan during this time you will find several photo opps.

These are bucket list places for most people. If you are lucky, you may have the opportunity to visit more than one of these places in your lifetime. Sometimes dreaming about it is the closest we can get to reality. Of course, you can always find flower attractions more close to you too.

For those of you who love flowers and look forward to living among them everyday, FloristExpress.com has some seasonal flower arrangements that can make you feel as if you are in any of these countries all year long. If you have the opportunity to visit any of these places, I am sure you will want to be reminded of your travels. Incorporating the colors seen in a beautiful vase can give you the perfect amount of inspiration to keep on trucking until the next vacation.

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1 Comment on “Travel Guide for Flower Lovers”


    This is interesting, I have been looking at flowers in Kenya’s great rift valley and have never known there are people interested in seeing great flower destinations. Thanks for this info, just got some flower safari ideas

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