Spring weather is the perfect excuse for a road trip to hunt for resplendent tulip gardens in Connecticut.
One of the most anticipated flowers in Connecticut, the tulip’s appearance is a nod to the end of spring.
As the harbinger of summer, tulips signal the long-awaited return of warm weather to New England. That makes tulip gardens in Connecticut worthy of a little attention in our books.
The Top Tulip Gardens in Connecticut
So skip the trip to the Netherlands and find a display or two that’s every bit as stunning, closer to home.
Infographic design by Stanton House Inn
Here’s where you’ll find the most stunning displays of this short-lived, yet highly anticipated bloom.
Wicked Tulips Flower Farm
This is a farm whose name says it all: Wicked Tulips.
Wicked Tulips exists for the sole purpose of supplying lovely tulips to their customers.
Located in lovely Preston, CT, the tulip farm opens its fields to the public during peak tulip season. The brief window lasts barely a month, usually starting in late April.
As the largest u-pick tulip farm in the area, you can buy bulbs or pick tulips from a field featuring 800,000 blooms. So, grab a bucket and clip the perfect bouquet amidst the stunning views of their impressive tulip field.
Afterwards, drive down to the coast and explore some of the most unique attractions in and around Mystic, CT.
Robert A. Prill Tulip Garden
The Robert A. Prill Tulip Garden is part of the Elizabeth Park Conservancy in West Hartford, CT. The conservancy follows a bulb-planting ritual in mid-October. That well-executed plan gives way to over 11,000 tulips blooming in early May.
Well-manicured, lush, green lawns framing brilliant tulip flower beds.
It’s a patch-work garden display marking the imminent arrival of summer.
And depending on the month, you may be lucky enough to tack-on a walk through the rose garden. There’s a reason this is one of the best things to do in Hartford, Connecticut.
Lindell Flower Farm
Lindell Flower Farm is located in New Hartford. It overlooks the lovely Northwest Corner of Connecticut.
The family farm invites visitors to experience the different seasons through their:
- Unbeatable views
- And ever-changing gardens
They specialize in heirloom and less common cut flower varieties. They also use about two acres of their seven-acre property to “paint with flowers.” The stunning vistas make it impossible to unwind surrounded by so much beauty.
Experience Connecticut at its best, where a warm welcome awaits. And afterwards, enjoy a glass of wine at one of the best Connecticut wineries in the area.
Hollister House Garden
Also located in the Litchfield Hills, the Hollister House designed their gardens in the English style. These are a nod to the loosely formal designs found in respected gardens “across the pond.”
The garden follows the designs of the quintessential English garden. Designers created nine “rooms” of outdoor garden space. Each space features its own distinct design and purpose. A gurgling brook leading to a pond adds a sense of serenity to the diverse scenery.
And if you’re visiting CT in May, the classic English gardens show off its spring blooms including the tantalizing tulip. Stunning daffodils are also often spotted depending on when you plan your trip.
Visitors can tour Hollister House’s ample acreage from April to October.
An added plus is the charming eighteenth-century house and barn on the 25-acre property.
And its location in Washington, Connecticut, is ideal for exploring more of the area on a day trip. There’s more than a few good reasons why it’s one of the most charming towns in Connecticut.
Colorblends House and Spring Garden
Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs specializes in pre-blended mixtures of tulip varieties for eye-popping displays.
The stunning four-tenths of an acre spring garden in Bridgeport, CT, is presented on a relatable scale. The goal is to inspire visitors to include tulips in their own gardens.
Colorblends focuses on using color in tulip beds to create smile-worthy gardens to spread cheer.
Find even more springtime things to do in Connecticut
No matter the time of year, Connecticut is a delightful place to visit.
But a spring fling is just what you need after a long winter. Connecticut spring festivals are just the antidote you need to counter the winter doldrums.
Are you planning on coming earlier? Then check-out the top places to see cherry blossoms in Connecticut.
Any period of the spring is an ideal time to visit our list of top spring getaway destinations in CT.
Or keep discovering more things to do in our ultimate guide to spring in Connecticut.