Ah, April. The time for brilliant plumes of blue Nemophila cascade over the hillside at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan – marking the arrival of spring.
Most of us might be in movement restriction right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the blooming beauties of the world. Explore the fascinating flowers of spring in these dazzling destinations:
Washington Cherry Blossoms
Gifted to the United States by Japan in 1912, the lush cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin brighten up Washington DC every spring, thanks to its maintenance by the National Park Service.
Lupins, the gorgeous cattail-like purple blossoms that cover the grassy planes of Iceland are both equally revered and despised by the people of this cold country due to their invasive nature.
To experience the full colour spectrum of the Dutch tulip, head over to Keukenhof in Lisse, the Netherlands, because they have 7 million bulbs in bloom annually.
It’s a rather unforgettable sight to see an explosion of red across the fields of Tuscany as the Tuscan poppies or corn poppies flourish.
Don’t be confused by the different names; the Lent lily as the English call it, are actually the wonderful yellow sea of daffodils that signify the start of spring.
In early spring, the sprawling farmlands of Luoping in Yunnan turn into a magnificent sea of gold as the rapeseed flowers burst into bloom. The most famous spot to view these bright yellow flowers is Jinjifeng (Golden Rooster Hill).
It’s not just the cherry blossoms and nemophila, Japan has tunnels of enchanting wisteria where visitors can walk through in Kawachi Fujien private garden, Fukuoka.
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