Tulips are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Nothing says spring quite like the bloom of tulips, their colorful hues adding a sense of magic to the feelings of rebirth and renewal ushered in with spring. Their perfect symmetrical shape and bright, vibrant colors make them quite attractive.
Indeed, people are eager to bask in their beauty by tiptoeing through tulip fields or admiring the flower at a festival. We’ve rounded up five places in and around Philadelphia to see some of the region’s best tulip displays during there short-lived season.
1. Cret Park
Located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Cret Park is a gorgeous plaza with stunning landscape. It’s the perfect downtown location to relax a little after an afternoon of exploring the city. Visitors can stop by the on-site-, glass-enclosed Capriccio Café & Bar for not only some ice cream and sweet treats, but also beverages such as a cup of coffee, or a sprucing cocktail.
Cret Park shines during the spring season because of its tulip display. Although modest in size, the tulips are perfectly planted and aligned to add beauty to an afternoon stroll or tranquility to those who sit to admire them.
Where: 110 N 16th St, Philadelphia, PA
2. Holland Ridge Farms
Just a 60-minute easy drive to our neighboring state of New Jersey, and you’ll find a beautiful farm with a gorgeous tulip display. Located in Cream Ridge, NJ, the family-operated Holland Ridge Farms has over 8 million flowers. Visitors can pick their own tulips for just $1 per stem after the price of admission while admiring the 300-plus-acre farm of flourishing fields of flowers. The largest u-pick farm in the country, Holland Ridge is downright magical. Tulip season is short and sweet so plan your visit before it’s too late.
Where: 86 Rues Rd, Cream Ridge, NJ
3. Brown Hill Farms
Established in 1868 as a dairy farm, Brown Hill Farms is now the largest tulip farm in Pennsylvania. With over five acres and 400,000 tulips, their tulip fields are one of the most popular spring attractions in the region. Moreover, they also have 25,000 daffodils you can pick, too! The farm is located a couple of hours from downtown Philly however, it would make for an excellent and colorful day trip.
Where: 405 W Avery Station Rd,Tunkhannock, PA
4. Longwood Gardens
The spring bloom festival at Longwood Gardens runs from April 1st-May 7th, 2023 and propels visitors into a spring wonderland full of not only tulips, but also cherry blossoms, magnolias and more! Longwood’s historic 600-foot-long Flower Garden Walk boasts more than 200,000 tulips and other seasonal blooms in a display of lively colors. About an hour drive from downtown Philly, Longwood Gardens is a sure way to bask in the beauty of spring and recharge. You can find more information about ticket pricing by visiting their website.
Where: 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA