Incredible Tulips and Where to Find Them

April showers bring May flowers, but October labor brings April flavor!

Back in the fall, our Horticulture team, with the help of volunteers, planted 15,000 bulbs—a record! After hours of preparing the soil, planting, mulching, and waiting through winter, our team and Park visitors can welcome a flourish of colorful flowers, especially tulips.  

Symbolizing cheerful thoughts, tulips are the most colorful of spring flowers with the most variety. Tulips grow in every color, shape, size and bloom you can imagine. All different varieties will be sprouting around the Park.

Here’s what to look for on your Park visit:

At the Ruins, you’ll discover the “Beyond Baroque,” a peony-like tulip that flushes with purple and pink. Look for the vibrant, buttercup yellow blossoms of “Cretaceous” at the S. Grand Blvd. and Arsenal St. entrance.

Drive through the Kingshighway Blvd. entrance and pass the fiery red, white and yellow “Torch Song.” Known for their unique pattern, these tulips were thought of as broken during Tulipmania in 17th century Netherlands.

Celebrate the beauty of spring by enjoying our magnificent flower beds. Explore other areas of the Park on our interactive map. A gift to the Park ensures we can display flowers like tulips every year.

By the lily ponds.

By the lily ponds.

By the Ruins.

By the Ruins.

Michelle Lawrence