Spring in Los Angeles

Purple and Pink Flowers Under White Clouds during Day Time

 

LA County Flower Fields

Los Angeles is a big city, it’s part of what we’re known for, but LA also boasts access to all sorts of nature reserves and activities. And what better way to celebrate the spring season than to head outdoors! 

 

In the past two weeks, we have talked about LA plant nurseries and botanical gardens that are ready for visitors. This week, we will welcome spring in LA by highlighting flower field locations throughout the city.

 

1. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

This natural reserve glows orange with poppies during the spring. For the past several years, Los Angeles has seen “super blooms”, which is when wildflowers are plentiful due to healthy amounts of rain. It does not seem as though 2021 will be seeing another super bloom this spring, unfortunately, but you can check the live footage on the reserve’s website to see where the poppies are in their life cycle before planning a visit.

 

2. Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu Creek State Park is a great location for pretty much any outdoor activity, whether it be hiking, biking, rock climbing, or admiring the amazing views. In the spring, the allure of Malibu Creek is only intensified by the many pink and purple wildflowers that blossom across the hills and trails.  

 

3. Palos Verdes Peninsula

Wildflowers bloom at Palos Verdes Peninsula throughout the entire year, making the location breathtaking during any season, but the flowers are especially beautiful during spring. Visitors can appreciate the flower-covered cliffs with a crisp ocean view. 

 

4. Point Dume State Beach

Point Dume is located on a cliff in Malibu--stunning views, of course--and the green hills turn bright yellow with coreopsis flowers during spring. Currently, the wildflowers on Point Dume have not begun to bloom, but hopefully as we head into April we will see more rain and more blossoming!

 

Wildflower season is heavily dependent on how much rain we get in the city, so if you find that the flowers are not as stunning this spring, you can always see flowers at the botanical gardens, or visit a plant nursery and bring spring home with you!