Spring is an invitation to escape to places where flowers make for a beautiful and romantic photo backdrop. There is no shortage of destinations that offer the chance to enjoy spectacular and unique displays of colour.
Over one million cherry trees blossom in the Jerte Valley every spring between 20 March and 10 April, creating a unique picture that lasts just ten days.
The Orcia Valley, south of Siena, is one of the places to go to enjoy the symphony of ochres and yellows created by the sunflowers and the blankets of red poppies that stand out on the bright green meadows.
This Upper Normandy region is where you can visit the house that once belonged to painter Claude Monet and see the water lilies that the French artist immortalised in his notorious paintings.
Undisputed capital of the perfume and fragrance industry, Grasse is one of the most beautiful destinations in the south of France, perfect for a memorable spring break.
London is always a good idea and in spring you can enjoy the cherry trees in bloom around the city, for example at Kew Gardens, where there is also a replica of a temple in Kyoto.
In spring you will find beautiful cherry trees in bloom in The Meadows park and in Princes Street Gardens, near the castle in the Scottish capital.
In Japan, cherry trees are in bloom between the end of March and the beginning of April. Hanami, literally ‘flower viewing’, is a tradition celebrated as enthusiastically today as ever.
Themonth of Junecoincides with the start of the lavender harvesting season. In the Alcarria region, the Spanish equivalent ofProvence, just 45 minutes from Madrid, there are 10,000 hectares of lavender, which account for 10% of the world’s production.