Wildflower Etiquette

Bluebonnets

Wildflower Etiquette

We really want to share the beauty of the wildflowers in Washington County, so here are some tips to keep visitors safe as well as minimize the impact of so many travelers on our colorful fields:

-Respect private property. There are plenty of public places to take pictures.
-Do not cross fences (see above). Take the photo from the road side of the fence.
-Follow the trail left by those before you.
-Sit among the flowers in the places that have already been used as a seat.
-Try to step between the bluebonnets if there is no trail.
-Don’t pick the bluebonnets. We need them to go to seed for future wildflower seasons!
-Be alert—fire ants, snakes, and poison ivy are all likely to thrive in the same places as the bluebonnets.
-Use caution on roadsides. If there is not an adequate shoulder, continue to a safe place.
-Please don’t leave trash behind; if you find any, pay it forward by taking it with you when you leave.

Common sense and common courtesy are key to an enjoyable wildflower season for all. Thank you for visiting Brenham/Washington County! We look forward to sharing our bluebonnets for many generations to come.

3 thoughts on “Wildflower Etiquette”

  1. I am planning trip to see and photograph the wildflowers in March. I have not been able to find any info on when they might be in bloom. In the past several years March has been a good time to visit but I realize everything is different this year including the weather.

    I will be visiting with two girl friends from Dallas. I now live in Georgetown. I tried calling but it seems the number changed. Can you give me any info about what the season looks like? Also, if you would please send me some info on Brenham and Washington County. Due to the pandemic, we are not comfortable staying in a hotel and hope to rent a house or cabin. If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it.

    Thank you,
    Joann Phillips

    1. With the winter storm last week, we aren’t exactly sure what will happen with the wildflowers this year. Normally, they bloom mid-March through mid-April. We have created the Wildflower Watch page here on the website & will update that when we have more information. And our contact info can be found under the “about” section of the website. Our main number is 979-337-7580. All our lodging in the county, including vacation rentals, can also be found here on the website.

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