I’ve lived in several cities just north of Dallas over the past 10 years. I love living up here because there’s so much to eat, see, and do both in the suburbs or in a quick drive into downtown. This spring I got to do something new that I’ve wanted to do for awhile now. Visit Texas Tulips–the first blooming tulip field in Texas, where you also get to pick your own flowers!
Texas Tulips is the only U-pick tulip field in Texas and it’s just an hour north of Dallas. (Get Directions!) Parking is free, admission is $3.00, and each flower you pick is $2.50. I went with my sister and best friend, and we made a girls day out of it!
We went during their second weekend of being open for the season and it was a bit more chilly and windy than we were expecting, so be sure to check the weather before heading up. It was still very pretty and fun, but I imagine waiting until the tulips are in full bloom with the Texas sun coming down would be beautiful!
When you arrive, find yourself a basket and start picking! Of course, you don’t have to pick flowers if you don’t want to. I actually only picked one, but the other two picked several! It’s really nice and relaxing out there because you feel like you’re transported to a different place in the world. They have picnic tables and benches, sell snacks and soda, and totally encourage you to bring the whole family and “visit a little piece of Holland right here in Texas!” If you do plan on going, make sure to check out the Texas-Tulips website and Facebook page for updates. They’re open through mid-April, depending on the weather!
Photos by Cassie Natalie.
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