8 Stunning flower displays near you
Fancy wandering through a glorious flower field? Head for one of these dazzling floral pop-ups in Glos & Worcs. From luscious lavender and confetti fields to carpets of sunflowers, dahlias and roses, plan one of these trips in.
Cotswold Lavender Fields, Snowshill, Broadway, Worcs
This third generation family run farm is total catnip for your IG feed. Lavender growing started here back in 1999 with just a few plants. Today, more than 40 varieties grow over 140 miles of glorious countryside and 500,000. At the peak of the summer it’s harvested and distilled by traditional methods before being whipped up to make the purest English lavender oil and all kinds of goodies. Until then, skip through it to your heart’s content from 15 June to 07 August, with the best time to visit being mid July this year (check ahead to be sure).
The Confetti Flower Field, Pershore, Worcs
The Confetti Flower Field bursts into full bloom on the Wyke Manor Estate in Worcestershire for a few spectacular weeks each summer. This year the window to go see them is 01 July to 10 July. Just ten days folks, so go, go, go! The ticket line opens today (Tuesday 21 June). Brimming with delphiniums and cornflowers the flowers are grown to be harvested as 100% biodegradable confetti by the Real Flower Petal Confetti Co. Plenty of parking available on site but make sure to book ahead. PLUS watch this space for the sunflower fields, in full bloom by mid-August.
Sunflower Sundays, Cotswold Farm Park, Glos
The Farm Park’s popular flower field returns this summer! Brighten up your Sunday mornings with swathes of smile-inducing sunflowers at the Cotswold Farm Park’s famous sunflower meadow will be open to visitors – dates tbc very soon so watch this space. Visits cost £5 with a pre-booked time slot or access to the field is included with a booking to the Farm Park (£15 per adult). And why not add on a five stem bouquet to take home for £4 (prices may have changed please check.) Weave your way through a colourful haven of wildflowers, sign up to the dedicated Flower Field mailing list to be first to hear dates.
Find stunning aliums, dainty dahlias, roses and more among the swathes of flowers at this beautiful haven in Gloucestershire – it’s a festival of florals! Currently open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holidays, make sure to book ahead. Admission is £9 for adults and under 16s go free.
Poppy Fields, Didmarton, Glos
The Cotswolds produces the most amazing poppy covered fields every year in July – you just need to head out into the heart of the AONB and voila! One place that’s usually a dead cert is Didmarton – an open field that is accessible without charge, however it is a working field so the poppies will be harvested by mid-August. Park up on Didmarton High Street and you can walk there (there’s also a small layby just near the field if you’re having a quick pit stop there).
Hidcote, Chipping Campden
A visit to the spectacular garden at Hidcote is a gorgeous day out. Explore the Old Garden, Long Borders and Stream gardens which are all now bursting with multicoloured beauty and wildflowers too. Then explore the Arts and Crafts inspired house or admire the blooms from the cafe with a drink in hand.
Poppies and Wildflowers, Plock Court, Glos
Located in central Gloucester, Plock Court is a 26-hectare park open to the public, since 2019, it’s also been transformed into a wildflower meadow so you’re likely to find a stream of poppies here as well as a whole host of wild-flowering beauties.
And just across the border…
Dahlia Beach, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Dahlia Beach at Millets Farm is a dream day out for flower fans. Book in to wander amongst the beautifully curated dahlias created by famed IG’er Andie. You can even pick and cut your own to take home. Or check in for a gardening and well-being workshop, hosted on the Dahlia Decker Bus. The UK’s newest flower field will inspire your photography and to help you up your dahlia growing game.