Everyone’s heard the age-old adage: Take the time to stop and smell the roses. In this day and age with growing industry and increasing business, it’s becoming more difficult to stop for a minute on your way to work and appreciate what nature has to offer.

State and national parks make it easier to acknowledge the natural world. With preservation as the ultimate goal, it is nearly impossible to walk through a park and not “smell the roses.”

But with the size of California and the amount of parks offered, why limit yourself to roses? With this guide, you can treat your eyes – and nose – to the best selection of wildflowers that the Golden State has to offer.

10. Mount Tamalpais State Park