2021 Wildflower Update
Texas Hill Country wildflowers will bloom later than normal. Moisture in the first two months of 2021 has helped the bluebonnets and other wildflowers, but a lack of precipitation in the fall of 2020 will hinder overall bloom. Texas’ unseasonably cold February did not damage the wildflowers, but it did slow down the growth leading to the later bloom.
On roadsides and fields, flowers will begin blooming in early April, while at Wildseed Farms, the red poppies will likely be blooming in mid-April – about two weeks later than a “normal” year.
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 some variety starting around the last week of March.
4. Keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram page for updates. As mentioned in tip No. 3, it’s hard to predict exactly when the Texas Hill Country wildflowers will make their 2021 debut in Fredericksburg. Stay up to date on bloom progress and catch a sneak peek at budding blooms on our Facebook page or Instagram.
5. Make sure to keep your phone fully charged. There will be photo opportunities. Lots and lots of photo opportunities. Make sure to bring an extra battery pack, so you won’t miss a single “Kodak moment” during wildflower season in Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country! A friendly reminder, please respect private property and do not cross fence lines to get that perfect photo. And we would love to see your photos! Share them on Instagram and Twitter with #FBGTX!
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