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 debut—and lucky for us here in North Texas, there are a few spots to find them.
Dallas // 10656 FM 2931, Pilot Point
San Antonio // 15122 FM 775, La Vernia
With two locations—one in Pilot Point and another near San Antonio—there’s little reason to miss out on picking out some lovely tulips this spring. Both locations are expected to open through the end of February or early April. In a typical season, the farm stays open for around four weeks before selling out, so check the website and Facebook page before you go. All dates will depend on the weather.
Entry is $5 per person, and each field is open seven days a week. Free for children 12 months and younger. Discounts and deals available for veterans and seniors. The Pilot Point location is open 10am–8pm; the location near San Antonio is open 10am–6pm.
2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie
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 ole mother nature) but will be open March 19–28. Once the tulips are blooming, the gardens will be open daily from 10am–7pm, rain or shine; 100% of ticket sales are donated to the charity of your choice.
Monday–Friday tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids (ages 2–15). Saturday and Sunday tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids. Parking is $5, prepaid online, and includes six tulips.
8525 Garland Road, Dallas
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. 27 through April 11 and will feature over 100 varieties of spring bulbs and over 500,000 tulips. This season’s theme “America the Beautiful” features themed events each week based on regions of the United States—including the weekly weekend kickoff event Blooms, Boots & Barbecue. Be sure to check the website for more info on this event as well as others. The arboretum requests all visitors follow COVID-19 guidelines set by the City of Dallas and/or county of Dallas.
Guests will need to reserve tickets for a specific time and date. Regular admission starts at $12. Parking starts at $10.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth
Make your way to this garden in March to spot some tulips. And while you’re there, check out the Topiaries in the Garden (through June 30) and Stickwork (through Dec. 31) exhibits which are open during business hours. Visitors are required to wear a mask to gain entry and when social distancing cannot be done. Wearing masks while outdoors in the garden is optional.
Tickets are available online or at the door; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $6 for kids ages 6–15; and free for kids 5 and under. All tickets are timed entry. The garden is open daily 8am–5pm; last ticket is sold at 3:15pm.
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