Lupins by Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

Fields of Flowers: Go All Out for Valentine’s Day

14 February 2017

Tradition dictates giving a bunch of flowers to your significant other on Valentine’s Day. But if you really want to go all out, why not give the whole field? We’ve picked a bunch of the most beautiful flower fields around the world, so you can start planning the most romantic holiday ever.

1. Canola Fields, China

When: February-March

Where: Luoping, Yunnan

Terraced canola fields in bloom in near village of Luoping in Yunnan province, China. Canola flowers form a manicured, golden carpet near the village of Luoping. Image: Getty

2. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, USA

When: February-May

Where: California

A field of orange California poppies with blue sky in Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, USA. California poppies march to the horizon in Antelope Valley. Image: Getty

3. Keukenhof Gardens, The Netherlands

When: March-May

Where: Lisse

Multi-coloured tulips in the early morning light at Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands. A colourful river of tulips winds through the Keukenhof Gardens. Image: Getty

4. Sunflowers, Italy

When: June-August

Where: Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche

A field of sunflowers in Tuscany, Italy. The happy faces of sunflowers nod to the traveller in Tuscany. Image: Getty

5. Lavender, France

When: June-August

Where: Provence

Lavender flowers bloom in a field in Provence, France. The heady scent of lavender fills the air in Provence. Image: Getty

6. Wildflowers, Western Australia

When: June-November

Where: Coral Coast, Golden Outback and South West regions

Pink mulla mulla wildflowers bloom in the West Australian Outback. Mulla mulla wildflowers bloom in the West Australian Outback. Image: Getty

7. Valley of Flowers National Park, India

When: July-September

Where: Uttarakhand

Pink flowers bloom by a rushing river in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand, India. Flowers spring up by rushing rivers in India's Valley of Flowers National Park. Image: Getty

8. Spring Flowers, South Africa

When: August-October

Where: Namaqualand

A landscape of spring flowers and a windmill in Namaqualand, South Africa. The desert comes to life when the Namaqualand daisies bloom. Image: Getty

9. Lupins, New Zealand

When: September-February

Where: Lake Tekapo, South Island

Early morning sun falls on lupins near Lake Tekapo on New Zealand's South Island. Early morning sun falls on a field of lupins on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Image: Getty

10. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

When: Year-round

Where: Hitachinaka, Ibaraki prefecture

A kochia scoparia and cosmos flower field at Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan. Lurid mounds of Kochia Scoparia tumble toward delicate cosmos flowers in Japan. Image: Getty

* Featured image: Lupins growing on the shore of Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Image: Getty


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Renae Spinks

Travel for me is about conversations and connections. There’s nothing like setting foot in a new land and meeting people a world apart. From talking to North Sea fishermen in Norway’s Lofoten Islands to breakfast chat at a B&B in my own back yard, there’s always a story to share and a tale to tell.