4 flower-filled farms and parks to visit in Connecticut 

Following the gloomy early months of a new year, one of the most vivacious seasons inevitably comes along to paint our lives in dazzling hues we almost forgot were possible. With leafy greens and luscious landscapes coming back to life, it’s nice to know where the best vibrant views can be found.

Take a walk around these local grounds for a breath of fresh air and stunning, unforgettable blooms.

Hubbard Park,
999 W. Main St., Meriden

The City of Meriden is proud to have the annual Daffodil Festival return this year! Despite cancellation of the event the past two years due to the pandemic, the daffodils continued to bloom – more than 600,000 of them all around Hubbard Park.

Tip– no matter how tempting, do not pick any of the blooms to take home. If you want daffodils to take home, the good news is they may be closer than you think.

Halfinger Farms,
489 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

A great spot to bring little ones or anyone who can’t resist leaving the farm without a beautiful bouquet. Halfinger Farms, family owned and operated, offers a plethora of pick your own options throughout the seasons.

The flower section, named Dancing Daffodils, offers what is believed to be Connecticut’s very first pick your own daffodil farm experience

Wicked Tulips, 382 CT-164, Preston

This spot is probably one you’ve seen on your Instagram feed before– visitors travel from far and wide to experience the wonder of Wicked Tulips. As the largest tulip farm in New England, Wicked Tulip has some pretty incredible offerings at their Preston location. From tulip yoga to pick your own options, this Technicolor paradise is totally worth the trip!

Lavender Pond Farm,
318 Roast Meat Hill Road, Killingworth

For a dose of aromatherapy and much more, visit the blissful purple fields of Lavender Pond Farm. With over 10,000 lavender plants calling the 25-acre farm home, Lavender Pond Farm is a cozy, scenic getaway for visitors of all ages.

With an adorable farm store that features a wide variety of products, this spot can be great for last-minute gifts or for just getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Don’t miss out this season! There are so many opportunities to get out and experience new views and hues– enjoy spring while it’s in full bloom.

Francesca Fontánez is a Meriden-based journalist, educator, and creative. A graduate of both the University of New Haven and the University of Bridgeport, she is happy to be back in Meriden writing about the city she loves and surrounding areas. When she’s not teaching ELA at Washington Middle School she’s either exploring the Eastern seaboard for her lifestyle blog (@ eastsidevibes on Instagram) or working on music for her band, Cessa and The Zach. Email Francesca at eastsidevibeswithcess@gmail.com with tips on what you want to read about next, or just to say hi!


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