24
Mar
2018

Texas Tulips : a little piece of the Netherlands in Texas

Instagram worthy shots at Texas Tulips

Instagram worthy shots at Texas Tulips

You can always tell spring is here when Texas tulips start to bloom around town. While the Northeast is getting pummeled by their 3rd or is it 4th nor’easter storm, here in Texas we’re enjoying sunny days. This is the time of the year that everyone in Dallas loves! The weather couldn’t be better for the outdoors. While browsing for something to do over the weekend, I stumbled across the Instagram page for Texas Tulips. It’s a little piece of the Netherlands right at our doorstep. Here’s what you need to know to bring home your beautiful handpicked blooms before the season ends in early April.

All the beautiful blooms to choose from at Texas Tulips

All the beautiful blooms to choose from at Texas Tulips

TEXAS TULIPS FARM LOCATION

This charming farm north of Dallas looks as if someone took a tulip field from the Netherlands, and dropped it in Pilot Point, TX, about an hour’s drive from downtown Dallas. While you’re there, say hi to the owners and Dutch natives, Pieter and Petra Koeman who started the farm in 2015.

Tip: Once you pass the tollway, that last lag is really very nice. There are a ton of horses and farmland for miles. Definitely a welcome sight!

Yellow is the color for spring

Yellow is the color for spring

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The farm hours are 9 am – 8 pm daily. I’d recommend arriving early as there was already a line to get in when we arrived at 10am. The fee is $5 per person for entry with an additional ‘U Pick’ fee at $2.50 a stem (they will wrap it up beautifully for you).  Note there are special prices for veterans and seniors. There is a no dogs and no outside food policy. For more information, look here.

U-pick at $2.50 a stem at Texas Tulips

U-pick at $2.50 a stem at Texas Tulips

TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS

Once you’re in you can pick up a complimentary flower basket, which when carrying around will make you feel like a character in a fairy tale. But remember they’re $2.50 a stem so watch your kids! 

We spent around an hour enjoying the scenery and picking some of the most beautiful flowers. We took our baby and took more pictures than the memory card could handle, the day was perfect, and we were in a Tulip field! If anyone is planning a professional family photo shoot, the Texas Tulips makes a picturesque backdrop. Note there’s a $25 professional photographer fee.

Meet IttyBittyFoodies contributor, Jessica Khan with her 7 month old son (soon to be an ittybittyfoodie himself when he starts on solids)

Meet IttyBittyFoodies contributor, Jessica Khan with her 7 month old son (soon to be an ittybittyfoodie himself when he starts on solids)

While you are not able to bring in food or drink, you are able to purchase some small concessions on the farm. Our plan was to go early and then enjoy brunch at the abundance of great spots on the way back. Ida Claire anyone?

We took pictures, appreciated the fresh air, and enjoyed this family activity more than we thought we would! The tulips only bloom until the end of this month/early April so make sure to make a visit out sooner rather than later! More information can be found at their Texas Tulips.

Texas Tulips is located at 10656 FM 2931, in Pilot Point, TX.

Photo credit: Jessia Khan

Jessica Khan

A recent Midwestern transplant enjoying life as a Dallasite. Raised in Wisconsin, Jessica is the eldest of 5 siblings that grew up in a loud and active family. She met her husband while in college in Minneapolis and after getting married, their careers brought them to Dallas. Once here, Jessica made it a goal to find all the great food and activities that Texas has to offer! However, she had to put her stinky cheese and sushi habits on hold until after the birth of their first child. Now she is navigating new parenthood and enjoying exploring Dallas in a different light.

Jessica loves to travel, eat, drink her chai and most importantly spend time with her little family. She’s constantly choreographing dances in her head, reading fashion and makeup blogs, and looking for the next great foodie spot. Jessica is the creator of Dallas Eat & Play (@dallaseatandplay), an Instagram account dedicated to finding the best food and activities in the Dallas area.

 

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