Every spring and summer, fields of flowers around the world burst into full bloom. Tulips, sunflowers, bluebonnets, and lupines brighten up landscapes with their delicate petals. Their seasons are fleeting, but the photos can be enjoyed year-round.

Here are 18 photos of famous flower fields in their peak seasons.


Furano’s flower fields in Hokkaido, Japan, is famous for its lavender fields, but also features poppies, lupines, and rape blossoms.

Foto: Furano. Source: Thanya Jones/Shutterstock

Furano’s lavender fields start blossoming in late June and peak in mid-July to early August. The other flowers bloom from June to September.


Outside the Spanish town of Carmona, sunflower fields span 5,000 hectares.

Foto: Sunflowers outside of Carmona. Source: takehanx/Shutterstock

The sunflowers bloom from May to July.


The 1,360-acre Blue Forest in Halle, Belgium, is carpeted with bluebells.

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Foto: The Hallerbos. Source: REUTERS/Yves Herman

The Blue Forest, also known as the Hallerbos, blooms from late April to May.


The canola flower fields in Luoping, China, are bursting with yellow flowers.

Foto: Canola flowers. Source: Journey is bliss/Shutterstock

The flowers, which are used to make canola oil, are in bloom from February to March.


Lake Tekapo, located on New Zealand’s south island, is a popular spot to see lupine flowers.

Foto: Lupines in New Zealand. Source: Nadly Aizat/Shutterstock

The flowers are usually in bloom between mid-November and mid-January.


Kaas Plateau in Maharashtra, India, contains more than 450 kinds of flowers over 1,000 acres.

Foto: Kaas Plateau. Source: Shashank Dekate/Shutterstock

Pink balsam, yellow smithia, and blue utricularia bloom in September and October. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, Japan, contains 350 hectares of flowers.

Foto: Hitachi Seaside Park. Source: Shutterstock/jiratto

The park’s famous blue nemophila flowers are in season from late April to mid May, and the green kokia bushes turn a vibrant red in October.


Muleshoe Bend in Texas features a hiking trail that loops through fields of bluebonnets.

Foto: Bluebonnets. Source: kan_khampanya/Shutterstock

Muleshoe Bend is around 50 minutes outside Austin. Bluebonnet season is mid-March through late April.


Sunflowers bloom all over Tuscany, Italy.

Foto: Sunflowers in Tuscany. Source: Christopher Salerno/Shutterstock

The sunflowers are in full bloom between June and early August. Popular places to view them include Mugello, the lake of Bilancino, and the Villa Medici at Cafaggiolo.


Lavender fields flourish across Provence, France.

Foto: Lavender fields in Provence. Source: StevanZZ/Shutterstock

The lavender fields bloom from late June to early August.


Over 50 acres of Tecolote Giant Ranunculus flowers brighten up the Carlsbad Flower Fields in California.

Foto: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Source: tamara321/Shutterstock

The peak blooming season is mid-March through Mid-April.


The Floriade festival in Canberra, Australia, celebrates spring with over 1 million tulips.

Foto: Blossom of tulips at the Floriade festival. Source: Nadezda Zavitaeva/Shutterstock

In Australia, spring begins in September.


Mayfield Lavender Farm in Banstead, England, spans 25 acres.

Foto: Mayfield Lavender Farm. Source: Daliusposus/Shutterstock

The lavender begins to bloom in mid-June and reaches its peak season in July and August.


Skagit Valley in Washington is lined with rows and rows of millions of colorful tulips.

Foto: Tulips in Skagit Valley. Source: Shutterstock/karamysh

Skagit Valley hosts an annual blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Tulip Festival in April. People come from all over the world to see the colorful fields of tulips in bloom.


There are eight miles of trails to explore in Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California.

Foto: Poppies in bloom. Source: Sarah Fields Photography/Getty Images

The flowers usually bloom from mid-February through May.


Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, the Netherlands, is one of the most well-known flower gardens in the world.

Foto: Keukenhof Gardens. Source: amsterdamned/iStock

Over 7 million tulips in every color blossom from late March to mid-May.


Petals from the Confetti Flower Field in Worcestershire, England, are used as actual confetti for weddings and other celebrations.

Foto: Colorful delphinium flowers. Source: Lois GoBe/Shutterstock

The field of delphiniums, known as “confetti flowers,” opens to the public every summer.


Lupines bloom all around Iceland, but one of the most scenic places to see them is at the base of Vestrahorn.

Foto: Vestrahorn mountain in Iceland. Source: Smit/Shutterstock

Lupines bloom in Iceland in the summer months.