Anyone thinking about spring flowers in Texas probably immediately thinks of bluebonnets. But did you know that North Texas has some incredible tulip farms to visit? More specifically, Poston Gardens in Waxahachie is a can’t miss experience with one of the largest tulip fields you’ll ever see.
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Happy Friday everyone! Today marks our first full week open to the public, and we could not be more excited! Did you know that visiting Poston Gardens supports an amazing cause? For every tulip picked, $1 will directly assist in funding scholarships for future @daymarkliving residents. Don’t miss the chance to pick a beautiful bouquet of tulips! #tulips #friday : @vashpitterson
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Across 60-acres, a family of true tulip farmers from Holland works the farm, which is an incredible sight to see. It’s only a 30-minute drive south of Dallas and looks like you were transported straight to the Netherlands. The entrance fee is only $10 for adults (half for kids and seniors), and you can pick your own tulips for $3/each. I can’t even imagine how much longer a fresh bouquet of newly picked tulip bulbs would last compared to what you buy from the grocery store. The season for tulips generally lasts from the end of February to early April when the weather starts getting warmer.
Another really cool thing about Poston Gardens is it is directly affiliated with Daymark Living, which is a center for adults with intellectual disabilities. One dollar from each tulip sale goes towards helping the residents with scholarship opportunities, and they are even able to help work onsite with the beautiful tulips.
(Update: Poston Gardens is officially out of tulips for the season, but they’ll be in full bloom next spring!)
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It is THE PERFECT TIME to visit Texas-Tulips! Come out and experience this tulip dream yourself.. Tag the person(s) you want tiptoe through the tulips with! (Less than 2 weeks left!) #texastulips
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If you can’t get enough of the Texas-tulips, you can make a trip up to Pilot Point, roughly an hour north of DFW. Also started by Holland transplants, Piet & Afra Koeman first got into farming when all they had was a spade and a handful of onion seeds. They started a horticultural farm but decided to move to the United States in 2011 and settled on Texas. This farm has a slightly lower entrance fee at $5/person and $2.50/flower.
With around 100 varieties of flowers, this could be an excellent option for your first-time tulip picking. You get a basket and get to wander around the sunny field of flowers, grabbing whatever you’d like. The Texas Tulips team has a unique gel they will …read more
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