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Dreamy photos of endless breathtaking blooms aren’t just an Instagram vision – they’re a reality here in Hampshire where you can visit resplendent flower fields from dazzling sunflowers to kaleidoscopic dahlias.

Whether you want to get your own ultimate Instagram snap surrounded by botanical beauty, or you simply fancy a wander through a sea of floral colour to marvel at nature – the county’s landscape shows off its fanciest displays in these beautiful Hampshire flower fields: no filter needed.

Featherstone Flowers

Flowers for all seasons: March to November

Featherstone Flowers, Stockbridge

Tumbling prettily across a three-acre field in the rolling Hampshire hills, Featherstone English Flower Co. is a sustainable flower farm and florist, growing a wonderful range of seasonal British blooms.

Featherstone’s flower season runs from March to November, and the flowers reflect the time of year – from springtime blooms through to the warm hues of autumn.

The farm is open for special events and workshops in its incredible fifteenth-century tithe barn, as well as regular PYO sessions where you can stroll the field and cut your own flowers.

Fisk's Farm wildflower field

Wildflowers: June to September

Fisk’s Farm, Waterlooville

The hills are alive with the sight of flowers at Fisk’s Farm’s from June every year as this floral hidden gem bursts to life with wildflowers from June to September.

Nestled in the South Downs National Park near Waterlooville, Fisk’s Farm’s wildflower field borders the pretty St Huberts church – a stunning spot for the prettiest of picnics with views across the valley.

There’s a chance to pick your own Coronation mix of Zinnia, Cornflower, Cosmos, and Chrysanthemum as well as sunflowers joining the botanical party from July.

The Lavender Fields, Alton

Lavender: July, August, and early September

The Lavender Fields, Alton

Vivacious and herbaceous in equal measures, with a smell as reminiscent of summer as its deep purple hues – a visit to a lavender field makes for a beautiful summer outing, and Hampshire has one of the most stunning in the UK.

The Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm are nestled in the heart of the east Hampshire countryside near Alton, established by fourth-generation farmers with a love for their local landscape.

To see the lavender in its full splendour, visit in July, August, or early September, and don’t forget to stop by the onsite Lavender Farm Shop to savour that lovely perfume with some local lavender produce. 

Find out more about the Lavender Fields

Sunnyfields Sunflowers

Sunflowers: August

Sunnyfields, Southampton

Is there anything more cheerful than warm vibrant sunflowers as far as the eye can see?

Hampshire’s sunny south coast climate is great news for sunflower fans as summer here heralds several spectacular sunflower fields that pop up across the county every August.

To get your photo of the summer amongst these lofty blooms, try a visit to Sunnyfield’s Farm near Southampton throughout August, where over 100,000 sunflowers are on display and not just at ground level – there’s a 30ft pyramid display that takes the towering flowers to new heights!

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Gilbert's Dahlias

Dahlias: August and September

Gilberts, Sherfield English

Tucked away beside a little village garden centre in the Test Valley lies a dahlia field that comes alive with pom poms of colour in the late summer.

Gilbert’s, a small village nursery in Sherfield English, specialises in the national bloom of Mexico and the two-acre dahlia field is open to visitors from mid-August until October whenever the first frosts arrive.

Visitors can meander through the pathways of the field and see hundreds of dahlia varieties in every size, shape, and colour. The nursery also has a tearoom, and the dahlias are for sale in bunches, as tubers, or as plants.

Heather at Ibsley and Rockford Common by Pete Humphry

Heather: August to September

New Forest National Park

The New Forest National Park is a joy to visit any time of year, but late summer brings purple magic to the area as the heathland heather begins to flower.

Drive, cycle, or walk through the New Forest from August to September, and you’re sure to spot the splendid purple tones. Some of the best places to view the heather include Rockford Common, Bratley View, and Longslade View.

Find out more about the New Forest National Park

When visiting flower fields remember to stick to paths and be careful not to trample on any flowers. Don’t pick the flowers unless you are at a pick-your-own place or event.

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