Wildflowers flourish across the Texas Hill Country each spring. The red poppies, purple tansy, ox-eyed daises and wine cup flowers can be viewed on roadside fields and at Wildseed Farms. Each year the wildflower season is dependent on weather, including temperature and how much moisture is received during the winter months. A typical season runs mid-March through the end of April, but it's all in Mother Nature's hands.
1. Plan a midweek trip. It’s no secret that the Texas Hill Country is a great place to see wildflowers, like the beloved Texas bluebonnet, each spring. Avoid the crowds and plan a midweek trip to Fredericksburg. You’ll spend more time enjoying nature and less time waiting in line at a winery, restaurant, or museum.
2. Book accommodations early. For the same reason as tip No. 1, it’s important to book your accommodations early. Wildflower season is popular and lodging tends to book up quickly. Rest assured, Fredericksburg is home to nearly 1,500 vacation rentals, B&Bs and guesthouse units, as well as a number of hotel and motel options.
3. Remember: It’s Mother Nature’s Show. Texas Hill Country wildflowers are on Mother Nature’s schedule and subject to weather conditions, so they can be tough to predict. Have no fear, the nation’s largest working wildflower farm, Wildseed Farms, is located just a few miles from downtown Fredericksburg, so you’re nearly guaranteed to see colorful blooms of different varieties. Stay up to date on bloom progress and catch a sneak peek at budding blooms on our Facebook page or Instagram.
4. Love Fredericksburg Wildflowers. Fredericksburg wildflowers are admired by all ages and we need to do our best to make sure they can be enjoyed by future generations. When enjoying Mother Nature's show, be sure to respect private property by not crossing fences. Learn more about how to #LoveFBGTX.
5. Take only photos as souvenirs. You won't want to miss a single “Kodak moment” during wildflower season in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country! Take plenty of photos and be sure to share them on Instagram and Twitter with #FBGTX!
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