LOCAL bloom dates

To help with your planning, below is a rough estimate of our local bloom periods.
This is only meant to be a rough guide, as each year can vary +\- one or two weeks depending on the temperatures and other factors!

Mid-late April: Daffodil, tulip, magnolia, cherry blossom

Early May: Apple blossom, lilac

Early June: Lupine, lavender

August-September: Dahlia, sunflower


Foss Mountain, Eaton, NH

(late april through october only. 360° mountain views, 10 minute hike, free parking lot. worth the drive! note: golden hour only)

Hampton Beach State Park - South Beach

(year round. dunes, jetty, tall grass, fencing, paths, paid parking lot (free after hours), public restrooms)

Live Bee or Die Farm Flower Garden - New Boston, NH

(june-october, peak season/best show late july-early august. $40 photography fee)

Alyson's Orchard, Walpole, NH

(beautiful for spring blossoms, summer, or fall. pond, bridge, paths, wildflowers depending on the month, dirt road. parking lot)

Sugar Hill Lupines, Sugar Hill, NH

(early June only. 2 beautiful fields of purple & pink lupines with mountain views, easy free parking)

Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

(best for spring, summer, fall. gardens, fountains, can walk through downtown, public restrooms)

Lull Farm, Hollis, NH

(best for early May apple blossoms and fall foliage, easy parking, restrooms)

Lavender Fields at Pumpkin Blossom Farm, Warner, NH

(early June only, parking lot)

Fuller Gardens, North Hampton, NH

(summer only. gardens, fountains, old white mansion, parking lot, entry fee)

Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

(year round. beautiful views, apple orchards, stone walls, dirt paths, free parking lot)

Bedford Village Common, Bedford, NH

(beautiful little spot for vibrant foliage, easy free parking lot)

Sunflowers at Coppal House Farm, Lee, NH

(august only. Also has beautiful tree-lined area near the horses. free parking, entry fee.)

Meredith Town Docks/Hesky Park, Meredith, NH

(year round. lake view, docks, park

The Fells, Newbury, NH

(spring, summer, fall. historic estate, gardens, trails, veranda, stone wall, covered stone doorway, parking lot, admission fee)

Greely Park, Nashua, NH

(beautiful little spot for colorful foliage, easy free parking lot)


Boston Common & Public Garden

(year round. gardens, bridges, willow trees, paths. also check out cobblestone acorn street! on street parking, paid garage, or public transportation)

Bancroft Castle, Groton, MA

(spring, summer, fall. castle ruins, views, easy 5 minute walk, free parking at Gibbett Hill Grille)

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

(best for spring, summer, fall foliage. gardens, paths, stone walls, open fields, bridges, parking lot with fee, public restrooms)

Salem Willows, Salem, MA

(year round. gorgeous willow lined walked, beach, park, pier carousel, arcade. free parking lot.)

Boston Seaport Harborwalk

(year round. city and ocean views. on street parking, paid garage, or public transportation)

Winnikenni Castle, Haverhill, MA

(year round. beautiful in the fall! easy free parking)

Golden Hour Tulips, Lakeville, MA

(mid april-mid may. rows of colorful tulips! parking lot, entry fee)

Arnold Arboretum Cherry Blossoms, Boston, MA

(mid april-early may. on street parking, free entry, public restrooms)

Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, MA

(year round. dunes, tall grass, wooden beach pathway. [aid parking lot )

Lynch Park & Rose Garden, Beverly, MA

(may-september. gardens, brick walkways, greenery, ocean views, gazebo. paid parking lot: $15 weekdays/$25 weekends)