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Yes there are tulips in Texas and like everything else in Texas, they are big and beautiful.
A little road trip to Gainsville to Texas Tulips
This weekend my daughter visited a tulip field in Texas with her friend while we were tending to our garden. We have a yearly tradition of visiting the Dallas Arboretum during their Spring bloom season to enjoy the hundreds of colorful spring blooms from tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. If you time it right you can catch the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas blooming as well. After seeing the social media ads for the Texas Tulip farms my daughter wanted to go check it out. Set in a farm only 45 minutes drive from Dallas, the pictures looked like a mini getaway to the tulip fields of Holland. For a minimum entrance fee and $2.50 a stem, you get to pick the tulips you want in a cute basket. Then you pay for the tulips and the staff puts them in gel and wraps them beautiful to take home and enjoy. Texas Tulips has brought the joy of Holland tulips right here to Texas!
Pieter and Petra Koeman, who are originally from the Netherlands, brought a piece of their home to Texas by opening Texas-Tulips. They visited Texas several times, loved what they saw, and finally decided to set up a tulip company in Pilot Point Texas. They found the perfect fusion of fertile soil, country charm within the DFW-Metroplex, and nice weather during the spring season in the gentle, rolling hills north of Dallas. They plant the tulips in December and they bloom from March to end of April. Their mother Afra at 73 years old, is still very active in the company, she along with her husband owned a 80 acre tulip farm and each winter grew tens of millions of tulips in their greenhouses. These tulips were then sold at flower auctions in the Netherlands.
Spring is usually when we North Texans begin searching for bluebonnet fields to take our spring pictures, this year instead head to Texas Tulips for your Easter or Spring pictures. It’s a European floral paradise right in the heart of North Texas with rows upon rows of yellow, white and pink tulips blossoming. The gorgeous pictures makes your friends think you went on a European getaway to the tulips gardens of Netherlands and is a perfect little day trip from Dallas!
Address: 10656 FM2931, Pilot Point, TX 76258
Open daily from 9 am until 8 pm.
$5 entrance fee 16 + / Children free entrance
Free parking / U-Pick Tulip Flower $2.50/stem
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