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Finding the Wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country

Bluebonnets, Festivals and More


The Texas Hill Country is ablaze with wildflowers each Spring. We share with you the best places to find the wildflowers, to learn about wildflowers and to celebrate the beautiful Texas wildflowers.

1. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson did a wonderful thing. She had the highway medians in Texas seeded with beautiful wildflowers. The Lady Bird Johnson Center will provide you with a wildflower forcast, native plant information, photographs and a place to visit on your next trip to Texas. Love Texas Bluebonnets? Here's their Bluebonnet Cam!

2. Wildseed Farms Wildflower Festival - Fredericksburg, Texas

Enjoy the Wildseed Farms Wildflower Celebration. Usually held in early April, the farms will provide you the dates to visit during the best possible season for wildflowers in bloom! In addition to fields of colorful flowers, April is prime time for visiting The Meadows, which includes the Butterfly Haus. The Meadows features a walking trail through trial gardens of our best wildflower seed varieties, new seed varieties we are testing, grasses and even a section of “You Pick ‘Em” flowers from which guests may assemble their own bouquet.

3. Plan a Vacation in the Texas Hill Country

Spring is a great time to see the Texas State Flower, the Bluebonnet, in all it’s glory. And, if that isn’t enough, over 5,000 varieties of wild flowers carpet the rolling hills of the central Texas Hill Country. Whether you like to tour wineries, hike, or kick back at a historic B&B, the Texas Hill Country will have something for you.

4. Check Out Kerrville, Texas

In the hub of the Texas Hill Country lies Kerrville, a purebred-Texas community of 20,000 which sits on the Edwards Plateau eco-region and is noted for its rugged country of stony hills, broad divides, rangy cedar, towering cypress and the beautiful Guadalupe River.

5. Fredericksburg's Willow City Loop

Willow City Loop is 13 miles of country road winding its way through some of the oldest and most unique geology in central Texas. This spectacular, rugged terrain is awe-inspiring any time of the year and gorgeous during wildflower season. The two-lane road winds through canyons carved by picturesque Coal Creek, and over hill tops where the views are stunning. In wildflower season, March - April, the hillsides and low lying meadows are ablaze with the colors of a multitude of wildflower varieties.

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