It’s time to welcome spring with a bloom of color!
Photographers take out your cameras! Painters bring your easels! And strollers wear your sunhats!
Within the last few decades, tulip festivals have become more popular attractions to visit. Many will travel hours just to see these vibrant fields for stunning scenery and an awesome post for Instagram. According to one source this historical flower became a national sensation from Dutch immigrants who “took their love of tulips abroad when they settled, and tulips and tulip festivals are now found in New York (originally New Amsterdam) and Holland, Michigan, where the connection to their Dutch roots is very strong.” It even has made its mark as far as Canada and the West Coast!
These festivals allow one to lose track of time and wander through a brilliant sea of color from indigo blue to coral pink. Come photograph, paint or draw! The millions of floral shades blowing in the wind are quite a spectacular sight! Just as entertaining as the landscape are the creative minds that dazzle onlookers with their pastel paintings and colorful sketches. Sometimes a free concert is included where musicians can set up right in the middle of the field where you can dance amongst the flowers. There is so much to see and do that it makes for the perfect place for children to enjoy the scene as much as the adults.
First Tulip Festival
Mohonk Mountain House is hosting its first annual Tulip Festival from April 24th – May 8th! Guests can leisurely stroll through the Victorian Show Garden where 20,000 tulips will bloom to celebrate the change of season.
Bring your family to stop and smell the tulips at Mohonk! Stroll through the garden while listening to the sound of music, or sit at one of our summerhouses to draw a picturesque masterpiece. At this flowering event, there will be scheduled garden tours, musical entertainment, drawing sessions and so much more. There will even be tea with tulip-inspired cookies!
Don’t miss out on seeing the beauty of tulips and to share in the merriment of spring at Mohonk! We also look forward to seeing you at our other exciting events happening later this year!