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13 Beautiful Fields Of Flowers Around The World

Bloomin' across the globe.

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1. The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California

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Why you should go: 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, blooming every spring (this year, it's March through May). You can find out more about them here.

2. Keukenhof Park near Lisse, in Holland

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Why you should go: "Keukenhof" means "kitchen garden," but 79 acres of 800 different varieties of tulips makes this much more than your typical window herb plot. Learn more about the park here.

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3. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster, California

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What it is: The Mojave Desert, showing off its spring colors. Get more info about visiting here.

4. Lavender fields in Provence, France

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Why you should go: The best blooms are in June and July — the purple blooms are harvested in August — so it's the perfect reason to take a summer trip to France. Find out more about it here.

5. Daffodil Way in the Leadon Valley, UK

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Why you should go: These woods and walking path are home to thousands of daffodils ever spring — and are the same woods that Robert Frost and other Dymock poets wandered. Find out more here.

6. Hallerbros forest, near Brussels, Belgium

Vincent Brassinne CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: vainsang

Why you should go: Every April, bluebells carpet the forest floor. You can enjoy guided educational walks, like the Gnome and Troll path: "The forest troll has stolen the gnome’s travel suitcase. What will happen now?" Learn more here.

7. Flower gardens of Shikisai-no-oka, in Biei, Japan

Dao-hui Chen CC BY-NC-ND / Via Flickr: dhchen

What they are: Gardens in bloom for much of the year, because they plant flowers for every season. Find out more about visiting here.

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8. Sunflower fields around Tuscany, in Italy

Perica CC BY / Via Flickr: perica_000

Why you should go: They're farmed to make sunflower oil, but bloom all through the Italian summer. Get more information about visiting here.

10. Canola flower fields in Yunnan Province, China

Spencer CC BY-NC-SA / Via Flickr: weartpix

Why they're grown: These flowers are used to make canola oil (aka rapeseed oil), and bloom on farms throughout southern China. Learn more about them here.

11. Fuji Shibazakura festival gardens, near Mt. Fuji in Japan

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What they are: Moss phlox, a flowering ground cover, is cultivated in sweeping, colorful patterns at the base of Mt. Fuji. Learn more about the festival here.

12. Calla Lily Grove in Garrapata State Park near Big Sur, California

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Why you should go: These wild calla lilies bloom every spring, lining a small valley that leads to the beach. Find more visiting info here.

13. Hitachi Seaside Park near Hitachinaka, Ibaraki in Japan

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Why you should go: This park plants a variety of flowers that bloom in various months — you can see the full flower calendar here.

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