Spring is the season when the flowers start to bloom. There is nothing more beautiful than a field of flowers, and tulips are one of the most stunning flowers to see growing in the fields. Tulip season runs from about March to May and it is worth the trip to see this sight. If you are planning to travel this spring you can get up close and personal with some of America’s prettiest blooms if you visit one of these family-operated tulip farms.
In Modesto, California you will find Dutch Hollow Farms. You can visit their tulip fields beginning in early April, and they post a bloom update on their Facebook page. In the fall you can enjoy their pumpkin patch, corn maze and hayrides.
VanderZanden Farms in Hillsboro, Oregon began in 1979 with one acre of tulips. You can now enjoy seven acres of tulips each year, and relish the peonies in May when the tulip season is over.
In 1985 the Iverson family opened the doors of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon with 40 acres of tulips. Now when you visit you can enjoy a vineyard and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, held from March to April each year.
Tulip Town in Mount Vernon, Washington is has been owned and operated by the DeGeode family since 1986. The fields feature 70 varieties of tulips that you can see on a trolley ride around the fields.
Open all year long, also in Mount Vernon, Washington is RoozenGaaarde. Established in 1985 by the Roozen family there is more than 1000 acres of tulips, daffodils, and irises to see.
Woodland, Washington is home to the Holland America Flower Gardens established by the Dobbe family in 1980. Holland America Flower Gardens is home to the Woodland Tulip Festival held in April each year.
The tulip fields of Texas Tulips, located in Pilot Point, Texas open the beginning of February. Visiting the 80 acres of tulips you can pick your own stems.