Tulip Fields in the Norfolk Countryside

Throughout April I made three or four visits to two Tulip fields in the Norfolk countryside (UK), this year was apparently a really good year for the Tulips because of all the rain we had here. The rain made shooting a little difficult as I couldn’t always get the conditions I wantedย  and the window for opportunity is quite small as the flowers are soon de-headed to allow more of the energy to go into the bulbs. Here are a few of my favourite images from the shoots.


166 thoughts on “Tulip Fields in the Norfolk Countryside

  1. I adore the occasional jarring intruder — the one that doesn’t match the others.

    Oftentimes, that’s exactly how I feel in a crowd…like the only one who doesn’t fit in. So I can relate!


  2. I just posted something today called “walking through a rainbow” … but I think you have out-did me! Hahaha – absolutely stunning photos and brilliant colours! I love photography too! Here’s my “rainbow” post. I hope that you will stop by my blog as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers! – http://wp.me/p2dVcp-AV

  3. Wow, the colors are amazing. These photos are beautiful and the tulip fields are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  4. Brilliant colors. Such a big difference from where I live. For miles around all you can see are cornfields or wheat fields. And then around town there’s the soybean fields. Lovely photos!

  5. Gorgeous! We have very beautiful Tulip fields up in Mt Vernon Wa. Sad I didn’t make it up there this year!

  6. Such beautiful pictures! The tulip festival here in Ottawa is just winding down, but we don’t have fields that big…it’s just stunning!

  7. wooooowwwwwwwwww….woooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww….and i could go on and on forever. What pretty flowers! But the credit also goes to you for taking such AMAZING photos! Congrats for being on Freshly Pressed!

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. Norfolk boy living in Vietnam here, so I think I shall follow your blog so I can see some pictures from home from time to time!

  9. Are there really tulip fields in Norfolk? I’m from Holland and I really miss seeing the tulip fields in spring. I live in Suffolk, so not too far away. Would love to visit them next spring. Pictures are beautiful by the way.

  10. Norfolk has a special place in my heart so it’s great to see it represented so beautifully here! I’ve seen the lavender fields, and now I’m gonna have to try and make it to see these tulips fields ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amazing pictures – I need to make time to get out there and hone my skills! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.

    @Jbot: not just a trade war, but a financial bubble too!

    1. I have not framed any yet, I must admit even though I sell lots of my images as framed images for various customers I don’t actually have a single picture of mine on any of the walls at home. I must get round to doing some soon.


      1. I’m the same way. I Think everyone in my family has one of my pictures on their wall but I don’t have any. My favorite is the purple tulips with one white in the middle. That would be really pretty blown up

    1. I live near Norfolk, Virginia, too. I checked out your blog thinking that it was a photo of Norfolk, VA–the Botanical Gardens, perhaps. Sometimes I forget that we (your American cousins) named our cities after yours. I went to England years ago and was surprised to see the number of names of towns identical to those in Virginia, such as Bedford, York (County), Gloucester, etc. England is such a magical country. I hope to visit again someday. I posted some photos of English castles on my blog.

  12. Amazing picture, amazing views…really-really beautiful… I hope one day I’ll be there… looking all those with my eyes…(I wish it’s not only just a dream for me) ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. The tulips were my partner’s and I favourite flowers, sadly we have just broken up, and now I have mixed emotions about it. However the pictures are truly wonderful. I’m sure she’ll love it as much as I do =)

  14. Congratulations on making Freshly Pressed. As someone who grew up in Bungay I lived in Suffolk and could see Norfolk out of the window. Your photos would be brilliant in any blog, but they take me home in a moment.

    The colours remind me of the Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy a few weeks ago which I was just moved to blog about – different media but similar emotions. Good luck with the work.

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  16. My family live in Norfolk- where are these fields? Sorry if you have already written it and I have missed it. Gorgeous pictures. I had no idea we had tulip fields. I learned the other day we have vineyards as well, outside London, who would have thought it?!

  17. Awesome shots of the Tulips….your area of the world looks a lot like mine…..I went to see our Tulip fields, close to La Conner, WA the end of April this year….it was my first time to see them (other than photographs) since moving to the Pacific Northwest…I was AMAZED…Thanks for sharing……so Beautiful!!

  18. This is my simple paradise for me. I adore Tulips a lot it is my favorite flower. This really made me smile! right before I go to sleep. Thanks! for posting it! Love great pics. Have a good night! =)

  19. Such beautiful photos!! My cousin lives in Norwich, and now I regret not visiting Norfolk while in England last time. Thanks! Haha. Really great job on the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. First time ever that I had been to the UK was a trip to Norwich back in 2000. Must have been kind of the “wrong” time of the year as all I could see was plain and sere autumn (marsh?) land. Thanks for adding a new angle to this, I should go back again in the future – during another season! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers, I love that they are both delicate and vibrantly coloured and you have captured the rows of colour beautifully. What a wonderful sight to experience.

    1. Hi sorry Nette, sorry I only just noticed your comments, they were about again this year, but they were much earlier due to the mild winter so they would have been well finished by May. I think they were at there best around the 10th April this year.


    1. Hi Chris,

      I have only just noticed this post/ They should be about this year again. The fields vary each year in terms of locations but between Swaffham and King’s Lynn there are sometimes some and near the old Iceni village there are usually some.

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