In case you haven’t noticed in your social media feeds, spring has hit California hard! All the rain we complained about in January and February has brought us the most amazing superbloom! There are flowers EVERYWHERE! But with them, they’ve brought something new to complain about: allergies! The pollen count is high, and with the Santa Ana winds kicking up, allergy relief is a necessity. So below, I’m talking about everything you might need to enjoy Southern California’s Spring Flower Fields and how you can find them!
First off, before you head out the door in search of pretty blooms, pack a bag! A lot of these flower fields are a moderate drive from the center of Los Angeles, so be sure to take some things with you! In your bag, pack some sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, camera, hat, and a light jacket or sweater. Most of these flower spots have little to no shade, so sunscreen and a hat are both musts! And with all the flowers, you get bugs! If you’re out at dusk during the magic twilight hour, that means mosquitos, so make sure to bring some bug spray. Water and snacks are pretty self-explanatory. You need to keep that Instagram husband hydrated and fed! Bring a camera so you can get some cute snaps for Instagram! And the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve gets some winds, so dress in layers and bring a light jacket or sweater in case you need it.
Ok, so you’ve packed a bag, but where are you going? Here’s my ultimate list to the flowers in Southern California:
And here are a few that I haven’t made it to yet, but my friends’ photos all look stunning and I can’t wait to go!
- Anza Boreggo Desert State Park
- Walker Canyon Poppies, Lake Elsinore
- Joshua Tree
- Gorman Hills Flower Fields
- Keys Creek Lavender Farm in San Diego. Opens to the public on May 3rd!
- Almond Tree Farms in Arvin, CA
And if wildflowers aren’t your thing, here’s a list of a few amazing Los Angeles gardens with flowers in bloom right now!
- Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
- Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
- Descanso Gardens