Cover dog: @lifeofcharliepup in Ennis, Texas
I might be over-analyzing this, but Texans love finding a secret field of bluebonnets and then hiding the location from everybody else. A lot of beautiful bluebonnet pictures are sprinkled with comments like “Would you mind sharing the location?” and “I’d love to know where this is”.
So I’m here to give the people what they want… some of the best bluebonnet locations!
Note: these locations are usually gold mines for bluebonnets but it is possible that the area belly-flopped this year.
Cedar Hill: Cedar Hill State Park at 1570 FM1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
- Go to the eastern shore of Joe Pool lake for a gorgeous pocket of bluebonnets.
Ennis: 1000 Sugar Ridge Road, Ennis, TX 75119
- This is the gold mine… or blue mine. Thirteen acres of bluebonnets guarantee one at least one good photo. The Ennis Visitor Center or the Ennis Y’all app show you where the best bluebonnets are that week.
Garland: 4646 South Country Club Rd. Garland, TX 75043
- Insider info from @darcythescottie… see her picture above!
Grapevine: 301 Capitol Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
- This is a very family-friendly (and dog-friendly) area because it is away from busy roads. There is also a parking lot available.
Irving: Las Colinas Blvd.
- Along Las Colinas Boulevard south of President George Bush Turnpike, you’ll find patch after patch of photo-worthy bluebonnets.
Mansfield: Oliver Nature Park
- The Oliver Nature Park has a beautiful selection of wildflowers, but the bluebonnets are the star of the show.
North Dallas: Fujitsu
- Near the Fujitsu building, you’ll find a picture-perfect field of flowers.
- Bluebonnet Trail, Plano, TX 75023– This trail is seven miles long with multiple pockets of bluebonnets.
- J.C. Penney’s HQ @ 6501 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024– Behind the J.C. Penny’s HQ in Plano is a beautiful field of bluebonnets.
Richardson: Intersection of Shiloh Rr. and Research Dr.
- There’s a beautiful field of bluebonnets just east of North President George Bush Highway, around the intersection of Shiloh Road and Research Drive.
Southlake: 800 Blessed Way, Southlake, TX 76092
- Two bluebonnet fields can be found on the Gateway Church property. This is another child- and pet-friendly option for the families out there, and the church welcomes visitors to its land.
South Dallas: South Walton Walker Service Road, Dallas, TX 75211
- Heading north of Loop 12, there is a public-access bluebonnet field.
University Park: George W. Bush Presidential Center at 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205
- The George W. Bush Presidential Center has a massive area of wildflowers and bluebonnets (and Laura Bush is a fan)!