We all love bluebonnet pictures. The colors, flowers and adorable children make for a special photo opportunity. Below is great information as you head out to take your bluebonnet pictures this year!
According to http://kidfun.us/bluebonnets/. Here is a list of places for you to enjoy this bluebonnet season!
Best Places to see Bluebonnets in Texas:
Bluebonnet Love has pinpointed the areas that are most likely to bloom our state flower. You can picture Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas-Fort Worth as the points of the triangle. The Texas Hill Country falls to the northwest of San Antonio and Austin. The edges aren’t quite as clear as the lines of a triangle, but you get the idea.
Burnet is officially recognized by the Texas legislature as “The Bluebonnet Capital of Texas”. Burnet is about 40 miles northwest of Austin. There is a yearly Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet during the second weekend of April.
Brenham is about halfway between Austin and Houston. The Visit Brenham Texas website posts a great list of places to see bluebonnets in high traffic areas (perfect for driving by) and low traffic areas (perfect for photo shoots). They also have a list of kid-friendly places to go in the Brenham area.
Thousands of people drive through Texas to see bluebonnets each Spring. Chappell Hill is not only known as a great place to see the Texas state flower, but it is well known for its’ festival. The 52nd Annual Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill is April 9-10, 2016. Chappell Hill is located at Hwy. 90 and FM 1155, and it’s about an hour northwest of Houston.
Ennis was named home of the “Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail”, and it was designated the “Official Bluebonnet City of Texas”. There are over 40 miles of Bluebonnet Trails featured in Ennis. The peak of their season is typically the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival is April 15-17, 2016.
Texas Hill Country:
Bluebonnets are the most popular wildflowers grown in central Texas. They start to bloom in middle of March, but April is the best time of year to visit them. Please drive from all over to view the highways of the hill country between the cities of Austin, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Frederisckburg. You might also consider stopping by a local restaurant to find out the best locations around. You might also see Texas Paintbrush wildflowers which bloom at the same time as the bluebonnets. The Indian Blanket wildflowers often bloom later in April and May.