There’s something serendipitous about stumbling across a beautiful meadow covered in wildflowers for as long as the eye can see. Often, you’d expect to find these in the rolling fields of France or Holland, but you really don’t need to go too far to find them! With flower fields aplenty on our very own home turf, you need only hop in the car and bask in nature’s glory.
Would you be surprised if we said these fields bursting with purple are in France? Probably not. Would you feel the same if we told you that they were actually in Norfolk? Well, they are! Between the local picturesque villages and beaches lie over 100 acres of thriving lavender fields. With a lavender oil distillery, an animal garden, a tearoom and restaurant full of lavender-based sweet treats on-site too, it’s a great place to spend a beautiful, British summer’s day. While the on-site shops, cafés and garden are open year-round, visit during the summer months to see the lavender in full bloom.
Whilst in Norfolk, it would be well worth a trip to Belmont Nurseries’ tulip fields. Synonymous with Holland, thousands of these lovely flowers in every colour that you can think of cover acres to create a truly magnificent display. The family-run business has grown the flowers since the 60s, perfecting the conditions to make sure they produce the most beautiful crops. Blooming in April and May, it’s a good idea to try and catch this truly stunning sight sooner rather than later, as the tulips are cut as soon as they have fully grown.
West Woods is gorgeous at any time of year. However, if you visit during April and May, you’ll be transported to an enchanted forest that Hansel and Gretel would happily get lost in again; it’s covered in bluebells for as far as the eye can see. Make sure this one is on your list in the springtime to make the most of this delightful natural spectacle.
Flanked by the charming scenes of Bredon Hill, the Confetti Flower Fields are really quite special. This wonderful display is open to the public for only one week a year and is not one to be missed! Head down during the first week in July to make sure you get the opportunity to enjoy it, and why not make a full day of it? After visiting the fields, set off on a walk around the rolling Worcestershire countryside, and you may even find some more surprise flower fields along the way.
There is just something about seeing a sunflower that immediately lifts your mood, isn’t there? Well, fancy that feeling 100 times over? If you take a trip to Vine House Farm in Lincolnshire, you can! With over 100 acres of sunflowers to feast your eyes on and dedicated sunflower walks taking place every August, it’s well worth the visit (to boost your IG game alone). Not only will you see sunflowers, but you may also catch sight of some gorgeous birds that these glorious flowers attract. Nicholas, the farm’s owner, will be able to chat through what you see, both flora and fauna, thanks to his dedication and love to both his sunflowers and birds.