Burnet, Texas is
officially recognized by the Texas legislature as the "Bluebonnet Capital of
Spectacular displays of wild flowers
are abundant throughout the Lakes and Hills region. The optimum time for viewing wild
flowers in the Hill Country is usually the first few weeks of April.
The Texas Hill Country
Created by 10 Hill Country communities, this self guided tour celebrates the natural
roadside beauty from late March through June. In addition to bluebonnets, you'll see Texas
paintbrush, sunflowers, coreopsis, and black-eyed Susans.
The most concentrated profusion blooms
in the Hill Country -- loosely bordered by the loop of scenic highways between Austin and
San Antonio and San Marcos and Fredericksburg. Most agree that the best time to visit is
April, especially for bluebonnets, but the color show begins as early as mid March. In
March, the DOT will resume operation of its Wildflower Hotline, to tell you where to find
the best color at any given time (www.dot.state.tx.us).
The Burnet area includes routes near
Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake.