As cold weather turns the corner into Spring, flowers are finally starting to bloom. The bluebells are out, tulips are opening up, and you might be looking for a field of flowers in Northern Virginia for those quintessential Spring pictures. Here are the spots we recommend.
Tulip Flower Fields in Northern Virginia
Burnside Farms has a gorgeous tulip field farm. You can buy tickets in Spring. Easter weekend sells out fast so plan ahead!
If you want to head into Maryland, Brookside Gardens is a great place to see beautiful tulip gardens.
Lady Bird Johnson Park on George Washington Parkway has a beautiful tulip planting to enjoy come April. It’s also a lovely place to walk with kids. This is technically part of D.C., but it is an island in the Potomac and is closer to the Virginia bank.
Where to See Bluebells in Northern Virginia
These beautiful flowers bloom in mid-April and fill up the swampy forests around Northern Virginia.
The best place we’ve found to see them en masse is the Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia. This delightful park is located where Manassas and Centreville meet. The trail is called the Virginia Bluebell Loop.
When do bluebells bloom in Northern Virginia?
The beautiful flowers always bloom in April and you can check the Nova Parks website for the park to find the peak time to hike or explore the Bluebell Trail.
Make sure to check out our list of Family-Friendly Farms in Northern Virginia!
Sunflower Fields in Northern Virginia
As we head into late summer, it’s time to check out the gorgeous sunflower fields! Some of these locations have fields where you can pick your own sunflowers and some are just for enjoying the gorgeous views. Make sure to check each website to find out when the sunflowers will be blooming. Sunflowers bloom any time from June through September depending on the variety planted and the location.
Where to see sunflower fields in Northern Virginia?
Braehead Farm. Head to this farm to pick a huge variety of berries and pick-your-own produce and garden plants, including sunflowers.
Burnside Farms. This is my favorite place to see sunflowers in Northern Virginia. You can also enjoy a sunflower maze! This farm is located in Nokesville, just outside of Manassas.
Great Country Farms. Head up into the mountains to this gorgeous farm in Bluemont.
Messick’s Farm Market. Down in Bealeton, this farm and market is a really fun day trip with treats to eat and produce to purchase. And sunflowers.