4 more floral landscapes to rival new England

THE WILD FLOWERS OF THE DRAKENSBERG MOUNTAINS, SOUTH AFRICA The South African summer sees a carpet of rare flora burst forth from the earth all around this sumptuous and highly distinctive mountain range (see also pp252–3).

SPRING FLOWERS, CRETE Anemones, crocuses, and over 100 endemic species of orchids can be seen during Crete’s magnificent flower season, at its peak in April and May.

WILD RHODODENDRONS IN THE HIMALAYAS Nepal’s jagged, roof-of-the-world ambience is given a pink, photogenic booster shot each April thanks to the arrival of its colorful national flower.

ORCHIDS IN MOYOBAMBA, PERU There are few better places to savor the delights of one of the world’s most venerated flowers than in Moyobamba, also known as the City of Orchids. It is home to over 3,000 species of the plant.

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