From tulips to sunflowers, poppies and lavender, flowers fields are in bloom from spring to fall throughout Michigan. Whether you're looking to capture the perfect photo, or want to pick your own bouquet to brighten up your home, I'm here to help you find the best blooms throughout the Mitten State. Keep in mind, when you're visiting any field it's important to respect nature and follow the rules of each business in regards to picking flowers, walking through the fields, making appointments for professional photos, etc.
On the bucket list: Cherry blossoms in Traverse City
Before the sweet and tart cherries which Traverse City is famous for are in season, there must first be cherry blossoms on the trees. The beautiful white blossoms begin to arrive in mid-May. They only last four to five days on the trees, but different parts of the region bloom at different times, so the full season can last up to two weeks. Click here to learn more.
On the bucket list: The Peony Garden in Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden features a stunning spring display with 350 varieties and up to 800 peonies when in full bloom. Peak bloom typically runs from late May to mid-June and varies based on the weather. Many of the flowers' colors wash out in harsh sunlight so it's best to visit in early morning or evening for the best light. Only online visits were available in 2020 so be sure to check here for the latest information.
On the bucket list: Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids
Frederick Meijer is a garden lovers dream. I've visited before in the winter but always wanted to make it back in the spring to wander the pathways of the English Perennial Garden and watch annuals and perennials blossom. The gardens are also home to a tropical conservatory with a 3,500 piece orchid collection. The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden also comes alive in the spring with flowering Japanese cherry trees.
I love creating detailed travel guides to ensure you get the most out of your time. On this blog I'll be sharing some of my past trips in hopes that it helps you plan your next adventure. Pack your suitcase you never know where I'll be heading next!
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