The spring season may be brief in Central Texas, but it’s truly magnificent thanks to millions of wildflowers and bluebonnets that blanket the ground. Children, dogs and grown adults can be found rolling and frolicking in fields of flowers all over the area. If you’ve lived in Texas more than a few years there’s a good chance you have a few pictures of the family surrounded by bluebonnets.
Is it time for another floral photoshoot? Here are seven spots where you’re sure to find an abundance of bluebonnets and other natural floral arrangements this wildflower season.
Burnet Bluebonnet Festival
If you really want to immerse yourself in bluebonnet everything, there’s no better place than the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival. The annual festival takes place during the second weekend in April. After buying a few craft good emblazoned with bluebonnets, take a walk down the Bluebonnet Trail to see a variety of native Texas wildflowers.
They don’t call it the “Official Bluebonnet City of Texas” for nothing. The Ennis Garden Club does a lot of the work for you by driving the 40 miles of bluebonnet trails and notating where the wildflowers are each spring. Their updated sightings can be found at the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau website starting in April. Get to town for the and you’ll be treated to a guided tour of the trail.
Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area
Many Instagrammers have captured stunning shots of the countryside covered in a sea of blue at the Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area. Much of the 654-acre parkland in Spicewood turns into fields of bluebonnets during April.
Highway 360 in Austin
You can see more than picturesque views of the Colorado River from Highway 360 during the spring. All along the side of the road, you’ll see thick patches of bluebonnets and wildflowers – and people taking pictures in them. It’s not the safest spot to stop so you may just want to admire them from inside the car.
As the name suggests, Wildseed Farms is one of the few places you’re guaranteed to see bluebonnets and wildflowers every year. For over 35 years Wildseed Farms has planted fields of wildflowers, earning it the title of largest wildflower farm in the country. The farm is opened to the public for free and includes walking trails among the flowers. While you’re there you can pick up some bluebonnet seeds to plant in your own yard.
With a city slogan that says “Where the rivers flow and bluebonnets grow,” you can expect to get good photo ops in the spring. Honestly, sitting at the edge of LBJ Lake and the Colorado River Kingsland has photo-worthy natural surroundings year-round. One of the best places to see the bluebonnets is along FM Road 1431.
The locals of Brenham make it super easy to find patches of bluebonnets. Every year they update a Wildflower Watch webpage with information on where the flowers are cropping up. Brenham is also at the other end of the Bluebonnet Trail that runs for miles from Burnet.
The SEED Property Group can help you where you can lay down roots and plant your own garden of bluebonnets. Give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation.