Largest Flower Show in the USA in Fredericksburg, Texas

| 6/27/2018 9:03:00 AM

Tags: wildflowers, Fredericksburg, Texas, Lisa Kivirist, John Ivanko, wildflower farm, flowers, poppies, bluebonnets,

fields of flowers at wildseed farms

The historic Fredericksburg, Texas, community is one of the epicenters for wildflowers, the thriving Texas wine industry and, in the summer, a peachy celebration as orchards overflow with bushels of chin-dripping fruit. In fact, days could be spent enjoying the wildflowers every spring, from the front porch of your cottage or meandering through the middle of blooming field full of them.

My first post covers the cozy lodging and historic roots of Fredericksburg after a recent visit with my photographer-husband, John Ivanko, where we experienced the sense of self-reliance and vibrant community life. From artisanal hand-crafted charcuterie with premium local meats to mom-and-pop bakeries that personally make over twenty different pies daily, the community has emerged as a food travel destination as well. The charming community is a perfect stop if you're headed to the Mother Earth News Fair held in Belton, Texas.

Wildflowers in Texas Hill Country

Want to see the biggest flower show in the country?  Get your free front row seat every spring.  Acres upon acres of Bluebonnets and Red Corn Poppies can be enjoyed at Wildseed Farms, the nation’s largest wildflower farm, with over 200 cultivated acres of wildflower fields at its Texas Hill Country headquarters and more than 1,000 acres in Texas total.  Expect to see also see carpets of wildflowers in the medians along highways leading to Fredericksburg from both Austin and San Antonio, both about an hour and a half away in opposite directions.

“Come for the flowers, stay for the atmosphere,” laughs John Thomas, who started Wildseed Farms over 40 years ago with his wife, Marilyn. It now attracts over 300,000 visitors every year. 

 child walking through field of poppies at wildseed farms

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