Missouri Nature July 26, 2019
Take This Road Trip To The 5 Most Eye-Popping Flower Fields In Missouri
Life just seems so much brighter with the blossoming flowers and birds singing early in the morning, doesn’t it? After all, how can we be in a bad mood when we smell vibrant flowers as the birds serenade us? Drink in the beauty of the season when you embark on this road trip to these five flower fields in Missouri.
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Bags all packed? Car gassed up? Tunes at the ready? Great! Now, all you need to do is hit the highway on this road trip that will take you to five beautiful flower fields in Missouri. Of course, you can follow the road trip as it's outlined. Or, you can change it up a bit to meet your own needs, timeline, and interests. Ready? Let's hit the road!
1. Flower Hill Farm – Beaufort
Our first stop brings us to Flower Hill Farm in Beaumont. The enchanting flower farm welcomes guests by appointment (so reserve your time before you hit the road). The picturesque 35-acre farm's bursting with fields of flowers. In fact, you can even schedule a time to pick your own flowers and to build your own bouquet at the farm.
Address: 1657, 848 Laurel Lane, Beaufort, MO, 63013
2. Long Row Lavender Farm and Boutique – Wright City
Next, we'll head to Long Row Lavender Farm. Known for its calming effects, lavender also happens to be spectacularly beautiful. Stroll through the rows of blossoming lavender fields at this enchanting 15-acre farm in Wright City. And, if you visit during August, you'll be treated to views of golden sunflowers, too. The farm regularly hosts workshops in the spring and in the summer, too. Cap off your visit with a delicious dessert and drink from the farm's cafe.
Address: 26549 South Stracks Church Road, Wright City, MO, 63390
3. Columbia Bottom Conservation Area – St. Louis
Sunflowers just brighten the whole season, don't they? Our next stop takes us to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, which boasts a magnificent sunflower field, typically during July's first two weeks, that will take your breath away. And, while you're at the conservation area, embark on one of the 15 miles of trails. Trails allow hikers, horseback riders, and bikers.
Address: 801 Strodtman Road, St. Louis, MO, 63138
4. Mastodon State Historic Site – Imperial
Off we go to Mastodon State Historic Site, home to a sensational garden of wildflowers. Start your journey at the Callison Memorial Bird Sanctuary, where you'll find the wildflower garden. Relax as you watch the birds land on the flowers. And, take some time to admire the colorful flowers as butterflies mill about. Hungry? Then, bring a picnic lunch, spread out at a picnic table, and admire the view.
Address: 1050 Charles J, Becker Drive, Imperial, MO, 63052
5. Shaw Nature Reserve – Gray Summit
Our final stop on this road trip brings us to Shaw Nature Reserve. Wear your hiking shoes for your journey along the Wildflower Trail at the nature reserve. The easy trail, which spans less than a mile, will give you a close-up look at such vibrant flowers as tulips and daffodils. Then, if you're up for it, head out on the Overlook Trail, where you'll enjoy sweeping views of the nature reserve from a bluff.
Address: 307 Pinetum Loop Road, Gray Summit, MO, 63039
Do you have favorite flower fields in Missouri? Tell us about them in the comments! And, if you’re on the hunt for more fun road trips, head out on this road trip that will take you to the seven natural wonders in Missouri.
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