It was at this time in
2020 we were entering a season that was unknown to many. People's everyday life
was changed and challenged. Simple things like seeing family, visiting friends,
or having a playdate at the park turned into waving to each other from across
the street, chatting from park benches six feet apart, or seeing each other
through computer screens. It was the first time ever we had no visitors at our
garden, no crazy tulip time traffic, and no Tulip Festival. But that was last
year, and we are excited to say, the spring of 2021 will allow the welcoming of
visitors, the sharing of our garden in more than just pictures, and blooms that
will be more beautiful than ever!
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS SPRING?
Will there be a Tulip Festival for 2021?
YES. Tulip Festival is
scheduled to begin April 1st
and continue through the entire month of April.
How/Where can I purchase my ticket?
In order to stay in compliance, we will be selling tickets
online at www.tulips.com. From here, you will select a day and time to visit
our gardens. All visitors must have a valid ticket upon entry, and we
ask that you limit your stay to two hours. Please make sure to read ALL
the print before purchasing your tickets.
To stay in the loop on what is happening, sign up for our
email updates HERE, and/or follow us on Facebook
and Instagram @RoozenGaarde
Will we be able to see your garden virtually?
Absolutely! We love sharing our garden to people near and
far. If you are unable to attend in person, we will continue to show plenty of
videos and pictures both on our website
and through our social media.
When will the tulips/daffodils be in full bloom?
Depends on the weather. We know this is not the answer you
are looking for, and we wish we could provide a more definite one. However, the
timing of the bloom
depends on the weather. Warmer weather brings earlier blooms and if it is
cooler, the blooms will take longer to pop. Historically, our gardens and
fields have shown to be beautiful in the month of April, but that is about as
precise as we can get. You can always follow along on our Bloom Map and check out where the
Can we pick the flowers?
Please do not pick the flowers in the fields or garden. Even
if a bloom looks as if it has fallen over or are limp on the ground, we ask
that you leave it be. You can however walk away with some fresh picked
field tulips! In the month of April, we will have our field tulips available
for purchase in our gift shop, flower tent, and throughout various flower
stands. For those of you unable to visit us in person, you can always have fresh blooms
delivered straight to your doorstep!
Why aren't tulips planted in the same fields every year?
We rotate our tulips on a five-year cycle. This means they
will not be planted in the same field more than once every five years. This
helps keep disease to a minimum and rotation is good for the crops. Our
daffodils are a little different. Some varieties we dig every year and some we
rotate every two years, after that, they are also on a five-year cycle. This is
because daffodils tend to naturalize better, and disease is less of an
occurrence for them. You can find a map of our fields here!
How come all the tulips/daffodils are not blooming at the
Though all the blooms you see are spring flowering bulbs,
they all have a season within that season. If you notice in our catalog we label each variety with an: E, M,
or L, this relates to their bloom time. An E is an Early bloom, M is Mid bloom,
and L is a Late bloom. Daffodils
will always be first in showing their color. We will soon see our yellow
trumpet, Dutch Master, shinning in the field right by our display garden. Once
the Late blooming daffodils begin to open, you can usually find the Early
blooming tulips are
starting as well. We love the difference in variety
bloom because it allows us to keep color in our fields and garden for many
weeks instead of everything happening at once.
Where flowers bloom, so does hope. -Lady Bird Johnson
We look forward to spreading hope, joy, and happiness as you all bloom with us