6 Best Places To See Gorgeous Spring Flowers

You’ll go crazy taking photos

Jeju Island, Korea
01 Apr 2016

Jeju Island, Korea

We had no idea that canola flowers (from which the cooking oil is extracted) looked this gorgeous. You’ll find fields and fields of them on Korea’s Jeju Island, where there is an entire festival dedicated to celebrating the bloom. It’s impossible not to be cheered up by the bright yellow of these flowers.

Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
01 Apr 2016

Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

We’re sure you’d agree that this is a bucket-list destination. It’s definitely worth going out of your way for a day trip to the Ashikaga Flower Park for the awe-inspiring masses of cascading purple wisteria flowers. 

West Cape, South Africa
01 Apr 2016

West Cape, South Africa

Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004, the Cape Floral Region is one of the world’s great centres of biodiversity — which means there’s plenty of nature to see. Make your way to the Namaqua National Park where wild flowers blanket almost every square inch of the land.

New York, United States
01 Apr 2016

New York, United States

Besides the well-known Magnolia Bakery, the Big Apple is also where you can catch real magnolias in spectacular bloom. Drop by the NYBG in the Bronx — and why not bring along a Magnolia Bakery cupcake or two to enjoy while admiring the view?

Giverny, Upper Normandy, France
01 Apr 2016

Giverny, Upper Normandy, France

Claude Monet’s garden is a picture-perfect sight pretty much all round the year except in winter. You will find different flowers blooming at various points from April to October. Not to be missed if you love the Impressionist painter’s masterpieces.

Umbria, Italy
01 Apr 2016

Umbria, Italy

Doesn’t this picture remind you of a Kenzo perfume commercial? Poppies growing everywhere (literally, you don’t have to travel far out to find them), along with myriad wild flowers, make a scene we’d love to dance around in. Umbria borders Tuscany, another place with great natural scenery.

April to May is a great time for travel — especially if you, like us, are raring to see some blooming wonders. Flowers, in the millions, are certainly one of the most beautiful things in the world to see, but where else can you go after countless sakura viewings in Japan? We seek out other exciting springtime options for you.

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