5 flower fields around the world (and one in Pahang) that you can visit

Flowers fields in Hokkaido, Japan. — KEN SHONO/Unsplash

Different flowers bloom at different times, and places too. However, the spring season of any region is typically when the most beautiful and colourful flora bloom, making it one of the best times to visit the place.

Here are six flower fields around the world that you can visit throughout the seasons.

Carlsbad Flower Field, California, United States

Somewhere in the San Diego county of California, lies the Carlsbad Ranch, home to a big flower field on the rolling hills.

The main flower grown here is the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus, which blooms for around six to eight weeks from early March. This annual burst of colour pretty much signals the arrival of spring in southern California, and has become an essential part of the Carlsbad community’s lifestyle.

Apart from enjoying the views, visitors can experience other activities at the ranch such as tractor wagon rides and field tours. There’s also a one-of-a-kind floral maze called the Sweet Pea Maze, mini flower gardens, greenhouses and butterfly gardens to check out.

Confetti Fields, Worcestershire, Britain

In the English county of Worcestershire, head to the Wyke Manor Estate to see the Confetti Fields. The flowers here don’t bloom in spring but in the midsummer days (late June, early July) instead.

Confetti Fields is managed by the Hudson family, which has been cultivating the land in Wick village for more than 250 years. In the 1990s, the heir to Wyke Manor Estate, Charles Hudson, came up with the idea of creating a naturally occurring, biodegradable “flower petal confetti”, according to the Confetti Fields’ official website.

So, each year in the middle of summer, after its Delphinium flowers have fully bloomed in multiple colours, they are harvested and then processed as “confetti”.

Before harvesting, though, the estate will open its doors to the public who wish to walk through the fields to check out the flowers and take pictures.

Wyke Manor Estate’s flower petal confetti has been used in tens of thousands of weddings across the globe, including those of royalty and celebrities.

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Tesselaar Kabloom, Victoria, Australia

At the Dandenong Ranges in Australia’s state of Victoria, autumn – March to May – is the best time to see blossoming flowers. Plan for the annual Tesselaar Kabloom: Festival Of Flowers, which is usually held during the Easter holidays.

There will be meadows and gardens filled with gorgeous marigolds, salvias, cleomes, petunias, geraniums, and more. There are also activities for visitors to enjoy like story-telling competitions for the kids, an Easter egg or bunny hunt, and special performances by the Circus Oz troupe.

Jeju Canola Flower Festival, South Korea

In South Korea, spring arrives first on Jeju Island. Canola is one of the springtime flowers that the island is very well known for. The vivid yellow canola flowers will start to bloom at the end of winter and will continue all through spring in the southern parts of Jeju.

Canola flowers were planted abundantly on Jeju in the 1960s, and today, they can be found all around the island. This is due to the fact that they thrive in Jeju’s arid soil, and grow well there.

Although you can actually see these yellow flowers throughout the year, we do suggest making your way there during the Jeju Canola Flower Festival at Gasi-ri town. This place is renowned for having the highest volume of canola flowers.

Canola flowers in full bloom in Jeju Island, Korea. — SUNG HUN GO/UnsplashCanola flowers in full bloom in Jeju Island, Korea. — SUNG HUN GO/Unsplash

Furano Flower Fields, Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is typically known for its winter and seafood, but did you know that flowers are also a big deal there? In the city of Furano, for example, thousands of tourists – both local and international – flock to the farms located within the Furano Flower Fields to see lavender blooms in July.

There are several varieties of lavender to see, including the Noushi Hayazaki, Youtei, Misetosekka, Lavandin and Okamurazaki, and they all bloom at different times in July. This gives visitors more chances of catching either of them in bloom.

Some of the farms to look out for are Farm Tomita, Hinode Lavender Garden, Furano Jam Garden, Choei Lavender Farm, and Lavender East, Japan’s largest lavender field.

Most of the farms will harvest and process the flowers into essential oils. Some farms will even have tours that show how they extract the oils from the flowers.

An indoor walkway surrounded by various shades of Petunia flowers at Cameron Highlands Flora Park. — HYANG SU/UnsplashAn indoor walkway surrounded by various shades of Petunia flowers at Cameron Highlands Flora Park. — HYANG SU/Unsplash

Cameron Highlands Flora Park, Pahang, Malaysia

Of course, Malaysia has plenty of flower fields around the nation, too. The Cameron Highland Flora Park in Pahang, for one, has many flower species that bloom in many colours.

Cameron’s Flora Park also has a greenhouse where you can find various species of plants that are endemic to either Cameron Highlands, or Malaysia. Visitors can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the highlands at the Golden Maple Bridge nearby.

There’s a walkway here that is flanked by beds of petunia flowers of various hues. Head to the Flora Hills where there are different paths and trails you can walk through, with different types of flowers and plants ground in the surrounds.

If you feel like having a picnic at this park ... well, you can at the indoor Sakura Garden that comes with a small fountain. Those who want something more “premium” can go for a hi-tea session at the Hobbiton Village.

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