Where can I see wildflowers?0
The rains over the fall and winter months are what entice many wildflowers out for a spring showing. We were blessed with much welcomed rain in southern California over the past winter, but it is the fall rains that produce our best wildflower shows. The timing of our rains may not cause massive explosions of wildflowers throughout our deserts, but there may be some nice spring displays of both annual wildflowers and perennial shrubs in localized areas across the southwest deserts of southern California where scattered earlier storms did deliver well-timed showers. You may track wildflower conditions throughout the Southwest desert on Desert USA’s website.
Five parks in Southern California regularly update wildflower reports on their websites during the viewing season:
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
- Mojave National Preserve
- Death Valley National Park
A private retreat and wildlife sanctuary to view spectacular Mojave desert blooms is High Desert Eden in historic Pioneertown, California. You can stay in a luxurious southwest-style casita on 22 acres that backs up to protected lands within The Wildlands Conservancy and The Sand to Snow National Monument.