The Texas hill country sure is a sight for sore eyes. It’s worth a trip for flower enthusiasts at least once in the springtime just so you can marvel at the wildflowers. One of my favorites places on the famous Texas Hwy 290 Wine Trail between Fredericksburg and Johnson City is Wildseed Farms, the largest working wildflower farm in the country. Wildseed Farms is home to 200 acres of flower fields, a large gift shop with every wildflower seed you can imagine, walking trails, a butterfly garden, a wine tasting room, and plant nursery. Admission is FREE but good luck not buying all the plants!
The walking trail is absolutely adorable. The half-mile walking trail is a flat dirt path with large trees and wildflower fields in every direction. I admit I’m usually in Fredericksburg for work but I always make time to get up early and walk the trail at least once when I’m in town. It’s just delightful! You can spot all sorts of butterflies and hummingbirds enjoying the flowers along the way.
The nursery at Wildseed Farms is one of the largest in central Texas and I can’t help but notice that the prices are fantastic. You’ll find roses, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees, grasses, and more, not to mention photo ops galore! I just adore this nursery. There’s even handmade pottery planters available.
Inside you’ll find all sorts of goodies from t-shirts to postcards to plates to home decor and, of course, tons and tons of flower seeds! They even have a fairly new tasting room that I still haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing. Maybe on my next trip!
Last but certainly not least, just past Wildseed Farms on the right as you’re going west into Fredericksburg is the greatest bluebonnet field I’ve ever seen in my life. My jaw hit the floor when I saw it: bluebonnets as far as the eye could see. The area is fenced off but I couldn’t resist pulling over to get a photo to show you all.
Whether you are on the hunt for bluebonnets or just want something fun to do in Fredericksburg, I highly recommend visiting Wildseed Farms!