Especially with today’s chillier temps, spring still feels a ways away. But come February, a new Texas tulip field, where patrons can pick their own bouquet, should help speed along the seasonal change.
Texas-Tulips already has one field that opens for business annually in Dallas. But this year it’s adding a second field in the San Antonio-area. Visitors to the La Vernia field can wander through rows of tulips after paying a $5 entrance fee. Picking the blooms will run you $2.50 per stem.View this post on Instagram
Happy New Year from Texas-Tulips San Antonio! Tulip season is coming closer and closer and the San Antonio field will be opening in a few short weeks! The first tulips are erupting from the ground in San Antonio so start preparing your trips with friends and family as we hope to open somewhere in February 2020! Tip-toeing through the tulip fields is around the corner and tulip season is short so don’t miss it! Once our field is open we will be open seven days a week from 9 am to 8 pm! San Antonio’s tulip season will most likely last from February until mid March!
Similar pick-and-pay tulip fields pop up throughout Texas come springtime, including Poston Gardens, which donates a portion of each tulip sale to a nearby facility that helps people with intellectual and developmental delays learn to live independently.
READ: New pay-as-you-pick Texas tulip farm supports good cause
According to Texas-Tulips, San Antonio’s tulip season will likely last through mid-March. Exact dates for the field’s opening have still not been decided, as the business is “always dependent on the weather and mother nature.” However, according to the Texas-Tulips’ website, the field will likely open in early February.
Google Maps says you’re looking at about a one-and-a-half-hour drive to La Vernia from Austin. But with car snacks on the way there and a fistful of tulips on the way back, this might be just the daytrip you’re looking for.