Spring in Croatia and its Most Beautiful Flowers
“The Amen of nature is always a flower” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
It is hardly winter in many parts of the world and many people are inundated by snowy drifts, battered by icy storms and assaulted by freezing winds. It is little wonder then that many of us have already begun to turn our thoughts to the spring season and the return of growing, sweet smelling things. We are referring of course to flowers, the loveliest of nature’s creations. Here in Croatia, visitors can see an abundance of colorful, breathtakingly beautiful flora of all kinds. Visitors can see fields covered with a lush carpet of poppies and other plants that grow profusely throughout our country.
Croatia’s forests, mountains and plains, have Iris Croatica (Hrvatska Perunika) as the national flower in abundance as well as other flora that nature lovers will appreciate. This is because of the country’s rich soil, clean air, life-affirming water and its Mediterranean climate, In fact, Croatia is among one of the most ecologically diverse countries in all of Europe. Some of the flowers that grow well here include Chrysanthemums, Carnations, Roses, Gerberas, and Bedding Plants. Also growing here are many varieties of Geranium, Ruscus hypog
lossum, Hepatica nobilis, Cyclamen hederifolium, Velebit degenia, Posharsky bellflower and Rudbeckia.
9 Stunning Places to see Spring Flowers
From medieval gardens to well-tended arboretums, visitors have a variety of choices to enjoy the fragrance of lovely flowers
in Croatia. Some are in bloom nearly all year round. Here are some idea places for flower lovers to visit.
- Roses in Šibenik’s Medieval Gardens
- Poppy fields near Umag
- Bougainvillaea, tulips and daffodils in Zagreb’s Botanical Gardens
- Iris’s along the Adriatic Coast
- Magnolia in Zagreb’s city parks
- Mezereum on Papuk
- Marigolds in Zrinjevac
- Wildflowers over Sljeme
- Pretty blooms in Maksimir
As you can see, Croatia in winter is beautiful and filled with vibrant flora but in Spring its beauty really stands out. This is why we advise you to start planning your vacation now. View our glorious countryside, chat with local inhabitants and explore our villages, markets, etc. And don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the beauty of flowering Croatia. You will want to preserve the beauty of our country which exists all over the landscape and not just in Croatia National Park.