Tips for a Trip to Texas Tulips in Pilot Point, Texas

Today we’re on an adventure to Texas Tulips, the largest “pick-your-own-tulips” farm in Texas, located in Pilot Point.

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I video blogged our visit to the famous Bluebonnet Trails in Ennis, Texas. I had just found out I was pregnant with Kaylee, and look at us now! I’m in a new field of flowers, this time with my baby girl!

5 Tips for Visiting Texas Tulips

Visit Texas Tulips Early in the Season

Tulips bloom in Texas from late February through early- to mid-April. If you visit early in the season, the tulips will be freshly sprouted and still close to the ground. Later in the season, they stand taller, though there may be sparse patches as more picking takes place.

We decided to visit the first weekend of March to try our luck with how many blooms would be sprouted, and we were happy with what we saw! Thousands of beautiful tulips had bloomed. 

Don’t Forget that it’s Spring in Texas

We enjoyed 80 degrees and partly cloudy skies, which I thought was ideal, BUT it was super windy. It’s common to have strong winds in open fields. I wore my hair up for this reason and decided matching mommy-and-me overalls would be better than matching dresses.

Once we got to Pilot Point, Kaylee needed to nurse and nap. I took her into the car to do this, and by the time we were done, the sun was peeking out from the clouds. Bring some sunscreen and be aware that if it’s been rainy recently, the fields might be muddy, and you’ll want closed-toe shoes.

Taking Pictures at Texas Tulips

Since we visited early in the season, the tulips were just a couple inches off the ground. I knew that I didn’t want to put Kaylee directly in the dirt for photos. She’s little and not sitting upright yet. Consider bringing a little blanket or something to have your kids sit on. Kaylee is small enough to fit in a picnic basket, so that is what we brought. I also brought a stroller but didn’t end up using it.

You’ll see every color tulip imaginable, and they are labeled to identify the specific variety. 

Texas Tulips Prices

There is a $5 entry fee, and parking is free. For picking, they charge per tulip and provide baskets for you to gather your blooms. I’ll be honest, it’s amazing how quickly the price of the tulips adds up as you’re picking. So, reminder: Be careful not to over-pick as you build your custom bouquet!

Bring Friends and Family to Texas Tulips

This was a fun and unique experience! I brought my mom, and we thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures of Kaylee “ooooh-ing” and “aaaah-ing” over the tulips. It will be a great memory. I intend to bring friends and family in the future as a way to welcome in spring. 

There is no specific tulip end date; you’ll want to check the Texas Tulips or their Instagram for updates on when the season ends. They’re open 7 days a week, 10am–8pm.

Sarah Crilley
Sarah Crilley lives in Plano, Texas with her nine-year-old son Caleb, husband Nick, and adopted french bulldog Daisy. They are introducing the newest member of the family, Rocky Elliott the Hedgehog! (Yes . . . Hedgehog) With hands full balancing "working mommy-life", Sarah works full-time managing the team at Real News PR in Dallas. She is a lover of coffee, listening to podcasts, attending community events, social media, and writing! She enjoys connecting and sharing with other moms. Sarah has been a contributor for CCM since October 2016! She loves blogging and plans to incorporate video into some of her posts.