Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World

Wildflower Wonders

Have you been on a hike and stumbled across a gorgeous meadow filled with wildflowers? Want to know where to go to have an experience like that?

Bob Gibbons’ new book, Wildflower Wonders, is the ultimate guide to seeing the most beautiful wild flowerings on the planet! In it, he details 50 locations across the continents, ranging from some familiar places in North America like my personal favorite, the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, to more exotic bloomings in South Africa, Australia and beyond. The book is filled with full color photographs of each area, describing the best times to go and information on the various wildflower species seen at each of these special sites.

During my hikes, I take the time to appreciate gorgeous natural scenery, and I have had the privilege of stumbling across some breathtaking wild flower displays, generally high in the California mountains. I really enjoyed reading and gazing at the pictures of these unique natural places in this book. It provides the reader inspiration to explore these beautiful and diverse areas.

My next dream trip? The Lake Garda Mountains in Italy sound amazing, and the pictures of the wildflowers are breathtaking!

Hiking Lady’s Recommendation: 5 of 5 stars

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  1. Donna says:

    Antelope Valley in So. CA is a great place to see a blanket of the beautiful California poppies. Beginning of May is usually a good time but check first with the park.

  2. Looks like a great book. A couple of other locations in the US to consider are in the Great Smoky Mountains and Glacier National Park.

    In the Smokies, check out Spence Field in early-mid June for an awesome display of mountain laurel. In mid-to-late June, go to Gregory Bald for flame azaleas. The various hybrids of azaleas are so impressive and unique that the British Museum of Natural History has collected samples of them. The views from either trail are quite spectacular as well

    In Glacier, check out the Highline Trail or Preston Park, after the snow melts. The abundance and variety of wildflowers in the beautiful alpine meadows are quite spectacular.

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