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Where to Find Tulips Near Dallas-Fort Worth

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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? Tulips are about to make their short-lived but glorious debut—and lucky for us here in North Texas, there are a few spots to find them.

This drive up to this pick-your-own flower farm about an hour north of Dallas is well worth the miles. Husband and wife team Pieter and Petra Koeman opened this flower farm in 2015 after moving to Dallas from the Netherlands, a country long famous for its tulip industry. (Read more about the couple here.) And with their expertise have since turned Texas Tulips into the annual must-do day trip for North Texans.

In a typical season, the farm stays open for around four weeks before selling out. The wide rows of tulips feature about 100 varieties you can walk to pick your favorites. Bring your own basket or pick one up to use while you’re there. Plus the kids can explore the hay maze.

Location: 10656 FM 2931, Pilot Point, about an hour north of Dallas
Open dates/hours: The 2022 season opens Saturday, February 19 through early April, weather depending. The Pilot Point location is open daily from 10am to 8pm.
Admission: $2.50 per tulip that you pick, plus the day pass: $5 per person; free for children 12 and younger; discounts and deals available for veterans and seniors. $25 day pass for professional photographers and $5 for each client; no appointment needed.
Contact/Follow: 940/440-0232; info@texas-tulips.com; follow on Instagram @texas.tulips and on Facebook

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Poston Gardens
Located in Waxahachie, south of Dallas, Poston Gardens is a 2-acre “you pick ‘em” tulip farm located adjacent to the Waxahachie Civic Center. John Poston, who runs the farm, is also the founder of Daymark Living, a residential community dedicated to helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live a happy, healthy and independent life.

The farm opens every spring during Tulipalooza, the annual 10-day fundraising festival featuring hundreds of thousands of blooming tulips, live music, local vendors, sponsor tents and food trucks. Be sure to come early in the season to get the freshest pick from the 300,000 tulips, with 17 varieties. The proceeds from the event will benefit 12 North Texas charities and the Poston Gardens Foundation.

Location: 2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie
Open dates/hours: Tulipalooza runs March 18–27, 2022, open 10am–7pm daily
Admission: $2 per tulip you pick, plus a day pass: $20 for adults and $5 for children. $12 for seniors for Senior Day on Tuesday, March 22.
Contact/Follow: Email info@postongardens.com for questions and follow on Instagram @postongardens and on Facebook.

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Dallas Arboretum
We all know how beautiful the arboretum is, but you must visit during Dallas Blooms when the half million tulips take centerstage. You cannot pick these tulips, but your colorful pictures among the 100-plus varieties will last a lifetime. For 2022, Dallas Blooms runs Feb. 19 through April 10 with a “Birds in Paradise” theme. Come on opening day and on select days to see real-life parrots and other wild birds and on any day to see the larger-than-life peacock topiaries. Learn what other events are coming up at the arboretum here.

Location: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas; overlooking White Rock Lake
Open dates/hours: 9am–5pm daily
Admission: Free with regular admission: $20 adults; $16 seniors 65 and older; $12 children; under 2 free. Guests will need to reserve tickets for a specific time and date.
Contact/Follow: 214/515-6615; on Instagram @thedallasarboretum and Facebook

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Make your way to this garden in March to spot some tulips. And while you’re there, check out the Stickwork exhibits which are open during business hours. Learn more here about how staff and volunteers hand-planted the nearly 150,000 bulbs, including tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in December. During Butterflies in the Garden, open Feb. 25 through April 10.

Location: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth
Open dates/hours: The garden is open daily 8am–5pm; last ticket is sold at 4pm.
Admission: Tickets are available online or at the door; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors 65 and older; $6 for kids ages 6–15; and free for kids 5 and under.
Contact/Follow: 817/463-4160; on Instagram @fortworthbotanicgarden and Facebook

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Photo courtesy of Texas-Tulips