The tulip, a symbol of the Netherlands for their amazing tulip fields, is also synonymous with Spring. The Darwin Tulip–the U-shaped spring-blooming flower we all know–was first cultivated in the Amsterdam. The tulip is supposed to be planted in autumn so that you can enjoy the colorful bloom come spring time.
But where can you see tulips bloom in Denver? The Denver Botanic Gardens usually has tens of thousands of them planted, and they’re keeping track of the bloom’s progress on their social media. “We have a few weeks to go. We will share a weekly update through peak bloom,” they said on their Instagram highlight called “Tulip Status.”
In previous years, an assortment of different colored blooms–red, yellow, and purple to name a few–and 15 different types, lit up the gardens. In 2019, there were as many as 14,000 straight from Holland.
Often, peak bloom is in mid-April but this all depends on the weather. Colder weather and more snow means a later bloom, while warmer weather springs them to life at a faster rate. Because there’s still a few weeks left, we’re anticipating a late April season. You won’t want to miss it as it’s the Gardens most spectacular bloom all Spring long.