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One of life’s biggest joys is to see a field of flowers in full bloom. It is then when you want to stop whatever you’re doing and just breathe in the flower power. Follow the flowers, grab your camera or mobile phone and capture the moment. Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. And today we follow the flowers in their abundance.

In no specific order, we are happy to share the first, part one, in the series of “Follow the Flowers” about when and where you can catch them in full bloom.

Next time a sunrise steals your breath, or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way.

Lupins New Zealand flowers in bloom
Lupins in New Zealand.
Daffodils Yorkshire flowers in bloom


The daffodil is the national flower of Wales.

Country: United Kingdom.

Where: Varfell is a hamlet within the parish of Ludgvan, Cornwall, UK. Varfell Farm is the world’s largest producer of daffodil bulbs.

When: Daffodils, or narcissi, are usually at their peak in April.

Alternatively, if you find yourself in the Netherlands, visit one of the world’s largest gardens, namely Keukenhof Gardens

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Bluebonnets Texas flowers in bloom


Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

Country: USA.

Where: Central Texas is home to large fields of bluebonnets (Lupinus), also known as lupins or lupines in other countries. Georgetown, Fredericksburg, Austin, and Washington County are completely covered and are absolutely beautiful! Click here for more information about Bluebonnet trails in Texas.

When: From mid-March to mid-April. 

Alternatively, New Zealand is another amazing destination to admire nature’s work of art. The lakeside of South Island is transformed into hues of pink, purple, blue, and yellow. Some of the best places to photograph are Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Twizel, and Lake Taupo. Go November to February.

Almond trees in full blossom in the Ounila Valley Morocco flowers in bloom


There is nothing better in spring than glimpsing those first flowers blooming in little hollows, forests and meadows across the planet.

Country: Morocco.

Where: Tafraoute is known as a quiet, picturesque, and quaint destination.  However, the town comes alive in spring with blossoming almond trees and the vibrant celebration of the Almond Blossom Festival.

When: February.

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Blue bells Belgium flowers in bloom


The happiness and joy that seeing blooming flowers brings us is a worldwide feeling.

Country: Belgium.

Where: Hallerbos (the blue forest), between Zenne and Zoniën, transforms into a magical landscape, covered with a purple flower carpet. Click here for hiking maps and info about this year’s flowering season.

When: Usually during the second half of April, subject to the weather conditions. 

Alternatively, if you’re in the UK you should make your way to Bates Green Farm Tye Hill Road Arlington, Polegate East Sussex. Do the Arlington Bluebell Walk which comes with an entrance fee. Click on visitor information for more info.

flowers, king protea rsa south africa


The Protea dates to about three hundred million years ago, making it one of the oldest flowers on the planet. 

Country: The Protea is South Africa’s national flower.

Where: From the Cape to Clanwilliam, especially the Overberg Region (Hermanus, and Kleinmond).

When: Generally, the Protea flowers anytime from July to October. However, you have a great chance to find some late bloomers until early next year.

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Tokyo gifted the United States with cherry trees in 1912 to welcome peaceful times.

Countries: Tokyo, Japan, and Washington, D.C.  Japan has two national flowers, namely the cherry blossom and the chrysanthemum. However, cherry blossoms are more commonly associated with Japan.

Where in the USA: Philadelphia. Also, find approximately 3,000 cherry trees ringing the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.  If you’d like to avoid the crowds, take a kayak or pedalo across the basin instead of joining the crowds at the Tidal Basin.

When in the USA: From the end of March to May, with early April being a good bet.

When in Tokyo: Peak blooming is around the end of March.

Where in Tokyo: 

  • Mount Yoshino, 吉野山,  Yoshinoyama
  • Asukayama Park, 飛鳥山公園 
  • Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park 
  • Inokashira Park, 井の頭公園 
  • Kasai Rinkai Park, 葛西臨海公園 
  • Meguro River, 目黒川 
  • Sumida Park,  隅田公園 
  • Ueno Park, 上野公園 
  • Yanaka Cemetery, 谷中霊園 

Part 1

To come...

We have plenty more flowers to follow. Like, Jacaranda blossoms, lavender, tulips, poppies, sunflowers, canola, roses, and another bunch of flowers! Catch us in Part Two!

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