On the last day of winter, I want the encouraging photo proofs that spring is really just around the corner. We picked up the most magical blooms for which you can plan a whole trip!
The sky merges with the earth in the Hitachi Japanese park. Here in May four and a half million nemophiles, or American forget-me-nots, bloom simultaneously. The park was built almost thirty years ago on the site of a former American military base. You can admire nemophiles from the height of the Ferris wheel, and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean opens from the flower hill itself.
Where and when: March 20-April 15, the village of Kolochava, Ukraine
Calla lilies grow not only in greenhouses, but also in the wild. These flowers also acquired their valley, occupying the slopes of the California coast. Admire the callas very carefully: they are surrounded by thickets of wild poison ivy, so it’s better not to turn off the hiking trails.
Where and when: March, Big Sur, California, USA
No wonder the largest tulip exporter in the world is the Netherlands. If you plan to visit Amsterdam, be sure to visit the tulip environs half an hour away. You can buy such a trip at any city tour desk. And yes, mills for the perfect picture are included!
When and where: mid-April, Bollenstrike, Netherlands
In the California poppy valley, flowers are never watered so as not to disturb the microclimate, and American law prohibits tearing poppies. 11 kilometers of paths have been built throughout the valley, beyond which it is also forbidden. The most difficult thing is to catch the flowering of poppies, because they only blossom for a few days in April.
When and Where: April, Mojave Desert, California
Sakura blossom for the Japanese is a national holiday. We understand them: such a beauty that disappears in just a week is an occasion to stop and look around. The feast of admiring sakura is called O-Hanami and takes place in late March. The Japanese even arrange themed corporate parties – the whole office spends the day at a picnic in the park.
When and where: March 21-29, Kyushu, Japan