Wild spring flowers in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Red and yellow and pink and green … readers recommend wild beauty spots across the continent for enjoying blooms and blossom in a rainbow of colours

The colour, diversity of floral species and health of pollinating insect communities remain, for now, in rude health in the southern Carpathians of Romania. The scattered village of Magura lies along a ridge just north of Bran Castle and showcases a simpler agrarian lifestyle not common in Britain since the 1930s. Viper’s bugloss, yellow rattle and Carpathian pinks are just a few of the stars of these special meadows.

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