Top Insta-Worthy Flower Fields in Northern California

Spring is finally here and the land is sprouting anew with multicolored blooms covering the landscape. We’ve put together a list of some of the best flower fields in Northern California, that way you can spend less time searching and more time taking some amazing photos. The beautiful landscapes are perfect for Instagram, professional photography, a scrapbook, or just some fantastic memories to take home from your Northern California spring getaway.

a lavender flower field in northern california


This gorgeous purple plant is beloved all over the world and one of the best places to see it is at Apple Ridge Farms. In addition to a lavender farm, they also have a bakery, bbq, old country store, pumpkin patch, and so much more! Indulge in delicious homemade pastries, support local artisans by purchasing handcrafted goods, and catch candid shots of lavender swaying in the gentle breeze.

a lavender flower field in northern california


Experience the beauty of these unique azure flowers at the Folsom Lupine Fields and see where some of the gorgeous shots are taken that you’ve likely seen online. Catch golden hour in the sunlight-drenched valley and you have the perfect time to incorporate the blue and golden hues into your photography for a breathtaking contrast that is sure to wow.

almond blossoms in full bloom in northern california

Almond Blossoms

When almond trees flower in early spring it creates a breathtaking scene, a sight so beautiful that the great Vincent Van Gogh made them the subject of one of his famous paintings. Delicate white blossoms create an incredible backdrop for intrepid photographers but are just as gorgeous enjoyed as they are. There are some in nearby Dixon and we highly recommend checking them out while you’re here!

a field of poppies in northern california

California Poppies

The distinctive state plant, the Poppy, is easily one of the most gorgeous flowers you’ll find here in Placerville. Auburn State Recreational Area is also a prime spot to see them with other scenic photo opportunities and hiking trails that make their way throughout. You could easily spend an afternoon exploring this lovely place and it’s a fantastic destination for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers alike.

sunflower field in northern california


A tried and true classic of the flower world, the humble but majestic sunflower grows wonderfully in the Sacramento Valley and is sure to brighten up your photos with its vibrant colors. Explore and find your favorite spot, perhaps a morning shot to capture the sunrise or mid-afternoon for a different lighting angle. Wherever you choose to go, you’ll be met with stunning vistas and fields of flowers as far as the eye can see

a private outdoor tub at our northern california bed and breakfast

Stay Near it All

A luxurious getaway awaits at our premier Northern California bed and breakfast, Eden Vale Inn. Stay in stylish accommodations with everything you need for a great stay. Plush king and queen beds, gas fireplaces, and a private outdoor soaking tub in every room help create a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Make us your home base for photographic exploration and you might just find some great photo spots by our pond or in the surrounding hills. Create lasting memories and bring them home with you in your own personal way through artistic expression and enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer here in picturesque Placerville.

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