With spring just around the corner, flowers are on our mind. We all know to keep an eye out for bluebonnets, our gorgeous state flower, but have you thought about spring’s other favorite flower? The tulip is about to make its short-lived debut— and lucky for us here in North Texas, there are a few spots to find them.
With two locations— one in Pilot Point and another near San Antonio—there’s little reason to miss out on picking your lovely tulips this spring. The San Antonio field is already open and is expected to remain open through the end of February or early March. The Pilot Point location will most likely open in mid-February and last until late March. All dates depend on the weather, of course.
Entry is $5 per person, and each field is open seven days a week. The Pilot Point location is open 10a–8pm; the location near San Antonio is open 10am–6pm.
Texas Tulips Dallas // 10656 FM 2931, Pilot Point
Texas Tulips San Antonio // 15122 FM 775, La Vernia
Located in Waxahachie, just south of Dallas, Poston Gardens is a large “you pick ‘em” tulip farm that benefits adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As of now, the farm isn’t open (they’re waiting on good ol’ mother nature), so check the website for an opening date announcement.
Once the tulips are blooming, the gardens will be open daily from 10am–6pm, rain or shine.
Monday–Friday tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+) and $5 for kids (ages 2–15). Saturday and Sunday tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for kids. Parking is $5, prepaid online, and includes six tulips.
Poston Gardens // 900 Cantrell St., Waxahachie
We all know how beautiful the Arboretum is. But have you taken the time to visit during Dallas Blooms? You may not be able to actually pick the tulips, but your colorful pictures will last a lifetime.
Dallas Blooms runs Feb. 29 through April 12 and will feature over 100 varieties of spring bulbs and over 500,000 tulips. There are also various events happening during the run of Dallas Blooms, including the kickoff weekend event and Blooms, Boots & BBQ (check the website for more events and details).
An early bird discount is available now through Feb. 15. Tickets purchased online are $1 off regular admission and are valid Feb. 29–April 12. Other discounts available including a rideshare discount, senior discount and BOGO Wednesdays.
Regular admission starts at $12. Parking starts at $10.
Dallas Arboretum // 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
Make your way to this garden in March to spot some tulips. And while you’re there, check out the butterfly exhibit—from Feb. 29–April 12, the exhibit will be open daily from 10am–4pm.
Tickets are available online or at the door; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $8 for kids 6–15 years; and free for kids 5 and under. All tickets are timed entry.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden // 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth
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