As you might know by now, I’m a huge flower fan! I suspect it is the explosion of colors in a field that makes my heart burst. I have always loved colors. In pre-K, I was given an owl to color. Instead of using neutral tones, I used the boldest and brightest crayons in the box. My teacher wasn’t exactly pleased by my artwork and left a note on it that said, “This is an owl, NOT a parrot!” My parents thought it was hilarious. And thus began my love for bright and beautiful colors. What about the Texas Tulips though, Sarah? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the Texas Tulips.
When my husband suggested we go on a date to Texas tulips, I was overly excited. The older I get, the more I love flowers and photographing them. Scrolling through my pictures on my phone, I realized that I photograph flowers everywhere we go – France, Germany, South Carolina, Hawaii, and even my own backyard! So, nothing sounds betters than spending a weekend looking at flowers in the sunshine, and Texas is the perfect place for that. Blessed with an early spring each year, the Lone Star state is home to beautiful spring flowers both planted and wild. If you are looking for beautiful Texas wildflowers, consider visiting the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival in April. Click here to read my complete guide to the bluebonnet trails.
The tulip fields are located at 10656 FM 2931 in Pilot Point, TX just north of Dallas. Free parking is available. There used to be a second location in La Vernia, TX near San Antonio, but it has closed permanently.
Open 10am-8pm 7 days a week from mid-February to April. The opening and closing dates change every year depending on the state of the tulips. Check the Texas Tulips website to find out if the fields are currently open. Though the fields are open every day, I highly suggest visiting on a weekday as weekends can get very crowded. To visit during peak blooming season, check Texas Tulips official Instagram page for tagged posts. They often share photos from previous years, which may lead you to believe the tulips are peaking when they are not. I tried reaching out to them to ask about the ideal time to visit, but both my comments and dm were left unanswered. In the early days after opening, the tulip stems are still short. As they peak, you will find more varieties and longer tulip stems like in the photos you see in this article.
Texas Tulips in Pilot Point, TX is a pick-your-own tulip field. You can wander between the lush and colorful rows of fresh tulips or grab and basket and create a unique combination of tulips for your dining room table. You will find around 100 different varieties of tulips of all colors, shapes, and sizes throughout the season. Baskets, wrapping paper of your choice, and flower gel are provided to ensure that your tulips stay fresh until you make it home. There are also picnic tables and restrooms available on site as well as concessions.
GOOD TO KNOW!Dogs and drones are not allowed on the fields or in the parking lot. the fields are wheelchair accessible as long as the weather permits. my dad has been wheelchair bound since i was 4, so accessibility is very important to me.
There is a $5 entrance fee to enter the tulip fields. Seniors, veterans, and large groups get special pricing at $7.5 which includes 3 tulip stems. Professional photographers pay a $25 entrance fee and receive a day pass. Click here for additional information on professional photography at the tulip fields.
Each individual stem is $2.5, and you can pick as many as you want! Just try to keep the bulb in the ground as you will not get to take it home anyways. If you would like to purchase tulip bulbs, check out their bulb webshop. Bulbs are sold in packs of a dozen for about $15. Bulk pricing is also available.
Whether you’re a college student in search of that perfect, “Instagrammable” spring location or a mother of two looking to keep her toddlers occupied occupied, this Dutch-owned tulip field is the perfect place for you! And if you’re like me, somewhere in between, you’ll love it just as much!
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