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If you are looking for Tulip fields in Texas this is the post for you! On my last Texas road trip, I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered colorful flower fields full of these spring flowers. I’ve been dying to get to the Netherlands for their world-famous tulip fields, but so far have not had the chance- or the budget, so I was ecstatic to learn about the tulip fields in north Texas that I could easily visit during my Texas to Florida drive.
In this post, I’m sharing the best information for seeing the best three Tulip Fields in Texas. They are in north Texas and central Texas near Dallas and Austin and offer colorful rows of tulips in many different varieties along with some other family fun activities.
It would be quite a trek if you wanted to visit all these fields in one trip. It would take about 500 miles or around 8.5 hours to visit all three fields as a round trip from Dallas, Texas. They all cost about the same and offer similar experiences so choosing one to enjoy per season is probably your best bet- especially since they all bloom simultaneously.
Where to see Tulips in Texas?
Three different tulip fields in Texas welcome the public.
- Texas Tulips in Pilot Point
- Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls
- Tulipalooza by Poston Gardens in Waxahachie
All of these fields have great reviews and helpful websites. I’ve only been to the Texas Tulips Pilot Point location, but I would love to visit all of these Tulip Fields eventually.
You can also see tulips along with many other spring blooms at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens during their annual floral festival, Dallas Blooms, the largest in the Southwest. The festival usually runs for six weeks, from the end of February through mid-April. Check their websites for updated dates, additional activities, and entertainment during the festival.
At one point, a second location for Texas Tulips in La Vernia was considered the San Antonio location. This field has now been closed indefinitely, according to the business’s Facebook page.
Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls
Sweet Berry Farm is open in the spring and fall and offers more than just tulips with a side of country charm. You can pick strawberries from mid-March through mid-May and enjoy tulips from late February through March.
They also have Ranunculus flowers, which have beautiful multi-layered petals in many lovely colors, in March and April, and sunflowers in June.
Come October, enjoy many fall activities during their Harvest of Fall Fun, including a hay maze, tractor rides, and pony rides. They have picnic tables for eating, and on weekends in October, their Pumpkin Grill offers hotdogs, chips, and sodas for purchase. The prices of activities vary but there is no general entrance fee, just pay for the activities you want to participate in.
There is a $5.00 per person entrance fee to the tulip fields and a $2.00 stem-picking fee for each flower.
Check their website for updated activities, operating hours, and proper directions. They are located about an hour outside of Austin at 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Poston Gardens in Waxahachie (Tulipalooza)
Poston Gardens hosts an annual festival located at the Waxahachie Civic Center in early to mid-March. This event, called Tulipalooza, is a fantastic way to spend a day supporting several local North Texas charities.
More than 250,000 tulip bulbs in over 15 varieties are planted every winter just in time for spring. Enjoy rows of colorful flowers perfect for picking and photo taking, live music, vendor tents, and delicious food trucks.
The entrance fee is $15 for each adult, $5 for children 5-12, and free admission for those under 5. There is also a $2 per stem picking fee. Purchase tickets online or at the event.
Poston Gardens is located in the Dallas area, about 30 mins south of downtown. Check their website for updated event dates and operating hours.
One hour north of Dallas, you’ll find the family-friendly Texas Tulip farm called Texas Tulips. The owners are Netherlands natives who dreamed of bringing their family farming business and love of tulips to America.
After 30 years of planning, their dream finally became a reality. With help from a skeptic realtor who eventually became one of their biggest supporters, their American dream has now become one of the year’s most anticipated events. Locals and tourists flock to their fields yearly to welcome spring and immerse themselves in the beautiful tulip fields in full bloom every March.
Depending on the weather, these fields are only open during tulip season, usually the end of February through the end of March to early April. However, Texas Tulips sells tulip bulbs year-round from the Texas Tulips website.
You will want to visit in mid-March for the fullest blooms. This is a U-Pick field, so the Tulips will be fewer and fewer as time goes on. The family does a great job planting over 100 varieties that bloom throughout the season, so there will always be something to bring home. Many rows will be picked over by late March, making it hard to get the perfect photo. The fields close in early April, so it is best to arrive early to mid-March for fuller-looking tulip fields.
There is a $5 entry fee per person and a $2.50 stem fee. Texas Tulips dresses your Tulip bouquet with tissue and a special gel to help your blooms stay fresher longer and provides cute baskets for picking.
The free parking lot is unpaved and can get muddy in wet weather.
There are port-a-potties on site, and although I didn’t see any, their website says they sell cookies, candies, chips, and sodas.
The exact address for Texas Tulips is 10656 FM 2931, Pilot Point, TX 76258.
When is the best time of year to see Tulips in Texas
Depending on the weather, the Tulips bloom at the end of February and last through early April in most cases, with full bloom often in the middle of March. Visit in mid-March for the fullest blooms and best-looking fields. Too early, the tulips will be short sprouts, and too late, the fields will be picked over.
These fields get SO CROWDED, so it is best to arrive as close to opening time as possible (especially if you want photos without people), and even better if you can visit during the week.
Because so many people visit the grassy fields, the walking rows can get muddy, and the fields look very sparse the later in March it gets. You can see in the photos above what the Texas Tulip fields look like at the end of March.
I used a wide-angle lens and got really close to the healthiest-looking tulip rows to capture most of my photos.
How Much Does it Cost to See the Texas Tulip Fields
- Texas Tulips charges a $5 per person entrance fee + $2.50 a stem
- Sweet Berry Farm charges a $5 entrance fee + $2.00 a stem
- Tulipalooza charges a $15 entrance fee for adults and $5 for ages 5-12 (proceeds go to charity)
Many of these fields have other activities and concessions that cost money. Parking is free at all of these fields.
What to expect when visiting the Texas Tulip Fields
The walkways can get very muddy, especially after rain, so wear shoes you do not mind getting dirty. The farms do not offer water to wash off muddy shoes.
Expect a lot of people during peak weekends, so visit as early as possible and during a weekday if you can.
Clean photos without many people in them and full-looking fields can be tough, especially in late March; arrive right before opening in early to mid-March for the best photo opportunities.
Texas Tulips is a great option if you are looking for a beautiful backdrop for some professional photos. Professional photographers will be charged $25 for a day pass plus $5 per person. If you are a selfie taker like me, you can bring a tripod and take photos of yourself without paying an additional fee.
Although the field was packed with visitors and pretty picked over, I still loved frolicking through the beautiful tulips. It is a fun activity for the whole family and a fantastic way to welcome spring!
There are other areas in the US to enjoy tulips, including the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington state. Both festivals are huge, with millions of tulips spanning hundreds of acres. If you know of any more areas in the US to visit these vibrant fields, let me know in the comments below.
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