Texas Hill Country after a rainy Spring
comes alive with wildflowers on just about on every back road. Some
areas are better than others to take in the flowers so I will try and
highlight those areas on this page.
really enjoy the wildflowers and bluebonnets in bloom you just have to
take the tour on a motorcycle.
you leave Kerrville head South on 16 across the Guadalupe
River towards Medina. When
you reach Lower Turtle Creek Road ( FM 2771) take a left and after
about a mile you will start to see the wildflowers on both the right
and left side of the road. There are a few safe places to pull off and
take pictures but please be careful and don't damage any of the plants
or the property along the road.
near the end of Lower Turtle Creek Road (FM 2771) you will see 173
South that will take you to Bandera. Most of the way along 173 you will
see wildflower on both sides of the road. A nice side trip on the way
down 173 is to stop are Camp Verde. Camp Verde was established in 1855
and the town of Camp Verde followed shortly thereafter. The military
post was one of many situated to protect the Texas frontier. The
community was subject to Indian attacks until after the Civil War as
were other small towns along the frontier. Today the Camp Verde
community consists of the Camp Verde store, the cemetery and the
remains of the military post.
North, another excellent spot to view wildflowers in bloom are along
Highway 290 from Fredericksburg all the way to Johnson City, Texas.
Take most any side road off 290 and you will see many wildflowers in
must see while traveling
290 is to stop at Wildseed Farms. Wildseed Farms has more than 200
acres under cultivation. They produces 88 varieties of wildflower
seeds, which are available individually and as regional mixes,
specialty mixes or custom blends. You can buy wildflower seeds and pick
up one of the farm's award-winning and extremely informative catalogs
and take a tour by walking the trails. And for shopping and sipping,
there's a gift shop and a Brewbonnet Biergarten
east on 290 is Johnson State Park where wildflowers put on a very good
show most years. Along with the wildflowers on the ranch, you can take
in some more rich history at Johnson State Park and LBJ Ranch.
road to Enchanted Rock also has many wildflowers along its route too,
so this is a trip you may want to take as well.
are traveling to Kerrville I would suggest taking the long way back
through Doss, Texas via 783. This route has yet to fail me when looking
for wildflowers. We have more information on this route on our Fredericksburg Area
to the minute reports on wildflower sightings, visit Wild
Texas Windflowers. They have an
excellent forum which has current
up-to-date reports on wildflowers all across Texas.