Looking for where to find the best New England flower fields to visit this spring? The sun’s out, birds are chirping, flowers are BLOOMING, and it’s finally starting to feel warm again. I don’t know about you, but being in a worldwide polly pocket for this long, I’m ready for some fun & safe outdoor activities!
P.s. If some of these photos look familiar, you may have seen them back on my post about how to prevent burnout! Read on for top spots for social distancing outdoors this Spring, while seeing beautiful flower fields in New England.
Note: In 2021, some flower fields have been canceled, postponed, or are being held virtually. Please check with the event organizers before planning your trip.
New England Flower Fields To Visit This Spring
First thing’s first: You MUST visit WickedTulips flower farm in April, which is where we took these photos! We went to their Rhode Island location, but this year they’re opening a second location in Connecticut too. It was seamless here: you make an appointment (choose the U-Pick option) ahead of time, show up and they give you a basket, and you get to pick whatever tulips you’d like!
Note: There were a good amount of people (this was pre covid), so just be warned that you may have to photoshop them out if you’re looking to get photos there, and to be mindful that most people are there to have fun with their family and not just taking pictures of course! ⠀⠀
Lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston: These are open to the public in 2021, but their usual Lilac Sunday event will be postponed until 2022. You can still enjoy these lilacs while social distancing between late April through mid-to-late May! They have over 408 lilac plants, making it one of the premier lilac collections in North America. Lilac Sunday has been celebrated at the Arnold Arboretum since 1908!
Fun fact: that’s actually the same location (Arnold Arboretum) where we shot the fall shoot that became my last Tik Tok blog!
Daffodil Days at Blithewold, Rhode Island. This one is cool because it’s held at the Blithewold mansion, which blooms different flowers throughout April and May. In April, they have 50,000 daffodils growing on 33 acres of gardens and woodland paths. In early May, they have cherry trees, primroses, and star magnolias. By late May, the grounds come alive with columbine, forget-me-nots, and lupine. They even have nature drawing classes, tea & scones, and scavenger hunts!
Cape Cod Flowers Open in 2022 (these are canceled for 2021 but will be open next year):
If you’re on or near Cape Cod in 2022, must-see spring flower spots include the Rhododendron Festival in Sandwich, Massachusetts, and of course the Nantucket Daffodil Festival! Hop on a ferry to see over 3 million daffodils on Nantucket, with a scenic lighthouse as a backdrop. Weekend events normally include an antique car parade, a tailgate picnic, a “daffy” dog parade, a hat pageant, and a children’s parade.
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New Hampshire Flowers Open in 2022:
The Sugar Hill Lupine Festival in the back roads of New Hampshire has gorgeous purple and pink lupines for about a month straight. Plus, after the tour you can stop by the market in Sugar Hill, which has local artisans and crafters!
Though many of the larger flower festivals are postponed until 2022, there are still plenty of beautiful New England flower fields to visit this Spring! Make a note to visit Wicked Tulips, the lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum, and see the various flowers at Blithewold mansion!
Which Flowers Will You Visit This Spring?
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