If you are interesting in experiencing the beauty of the Texas bluebonnets/wildflower season in a weekend, just keep reading!
The bluebonnets peak in April, with the best places to view them being in the Texas Hill Country. We decided to make a weekend road trip of out it, hitting a few different places.
When I was researching places to see the bluebonnets, Marble Falls was one of the places that came up the most. And sure enough, just as we were driving into Marble Falls, we saw a large field full of bluebonnets and ended up spending almost an hour amongst the flowers here. Also, if you have time: stop at the famous Bluebonnet Cafe for a slice of pie!
We didn’t go here for our trip, but this a popular spot for wildflower viewing. This is the “Official Bluebonnet City of Texas” and has a bluebonnet trail, with an app you can download with a map of the best spots! Ennis also hosts the Bluebonnet Trails Festival in mid-april.
See here for more details: bluebonnet trails
If you want to combine your wildflower viewing with a city break, Austin is a good option. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centre is a good option, but so are the grounds on St.Edward’s university and McKinney Falls State Park.
Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg:
If you don’t have much time to go hunting for flowers in the wild, Wildseed Farms is a nice place to visit. You aren’t allowed to walk amongst the flowers here, but there are fields of bluebonnets, poppies and other wildflowers growing here. The farm also has a shop, should you want to purchase seeds to grow bluebonnets in your backyard.
While it’s nice to have an idea of the places to see the flowers, as you drive around you will see them everywhere! We saw so many different flowers on the sides of the highways and even in the medians. As tempting as it is to stop along the highways, please remember that the cars on the roads are going very fast and you will want to look for safe places to pull over.
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