Celebrate Spring at New Jersey's Stunning Flower Festivals

Discover the beauty of nature at New Jersey's flower festivals, featuring millions of tulips, irises, and other vibrant blooms. Enjoy family-friendly activities, live music, delicious food, and more.

Celebrate Spring at New Jersey's Flower Festivals

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Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the season than by attending a flower festival? New Jersey is home to several stunning flower festivals that showcase the beauty of nature and offer a fun-filled day for the whole family.

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One festival not to be missed is the Tulip Festival at Dalton Farms in Swedesboro. Starting on March 28, this festival boasts over one million tulips in full display. From classic varieties to exotic ones, the fields are a colorful sight to behold. Visitors can wander through the fields, pick their favorite tulips, and take them home as souvenirs. Kids will be delighted to meet the Easter Bunny, who will be visiting the farm on March 30 and 31. In addition to the tulips, there are paddle boats, live music from local artists on the weekends, wineries, and food vendors on-site.

Another must-visit festival is the Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. From March 30 to May 5, visitors can stroll among 150,000 beautiful tulips lining the 600-foot-long Flower Garden Walk. By mid-April, the walkway will also be adorned with flowering magnolias, cherry trees, and dogwoods. Inside the Conservatory, the air is filled with the fragrant scents of freesias, lilies, jasmine, hydrangeas, pansies, and foxgloves. Don't forget to explore the newly reopened Idea Garden and the Meadow Garden, which is filled with blooming Carolina silverbells, Eastern redbuds, flowering dogwoods, and sweet azaleas.

Experience the Rainbow of Tulips at Holland Ridge Farms

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For a truly picturesque experience, head to Holland Ridge Farms in Cream Ridge. Starting in April, the flower fields burst into bloom with millions of rainbow tulips, sunflowers, gladiolus, dahlias, and lilies. Visitors can pick their own flowers, capture stunning photos, and enjoy delicious treats from the bakery and food trucks.

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Immerse Yourself in the Colors of Irises at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

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If you're a fan of irises, don't miss the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair. This "rainbow on the hill" is home to over 14,000 irises of approximately 3,000 varieties. Throughout the season, these irises produce over 10,000 blooms, creating a breathtaking display of colors.

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Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at Essex County Branch Brook Park

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In Newark, the Essex County Branch Brook Park hosts Bloomfest! on April 6, 7, 13, and 14 to celebrate the cherry blossom season. The festivities include a bike ride, a 10K run, a 1-Mile Fun Run and Family Day, and Bloomfest! on April 14. Bloomfest! is a family fun day filled with Japanese cultural demos, kids' activities, live music, a crafters marketplace, and delicious food.

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Enjoy Daffodil Day in Moorestown and Reeves-Reed Arboretum

For a charming springtime experience, visit Moorestown on April 13 for Daffodil Day. The town comes alive with horse-drawn carriages, live entertainment by local musicians, arts and crafts demonstrations, sidewalk sales, merchant specials, and, of course, an abundance of daffodils.

On April 14, Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit celebrates Daffodil Day with a variety of spring-themed activities. Guests can enjoy games, crafts, story and history trails, art, music, food, and market vendors. This year, the event has a 1970s theme, so feel free to dress in tie-dyed T-shirts, bell bottoms, and vintage threads.

Indulge in the Beauty of Daffodils at Allentown and Ridgewood

In the Historic Village of Allentown, the Daffodil Days Festival takes place from April 17 to 24. More than 5,000 daffodils are planted by volunteers across town, creating a vibrant display. Visitors can meet King Alfred Daffodil and his court in Sensi Park, where free activities for children are available. Don't miss the Welcome Spring Gala on April 21 for an elegant evening in the McCormick home.

Ridgewood hosts the Daffodil Festival & Earth Day Fair on April 21. This event offers interactive eco-themed activities, educational displays, demos, crafts, a petting zoo, a recycling magician, musical entertainment, and activities for kids. The highlight of the festival is the Daffy Dog Parade, where leashed dogs and their owners can dress in costume to win prizes.

Experience the Beauty of Orchids at the New York Botanical Garden

Lastly, if you're in New York, be sure to visit the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx for The Orchid Show. Running through April 21, this year's theme is Florals in Fashion. Fashionistas have created stunning floral displays, and visitors can even "walk the runway" to show off their own personal flair.

Wrap Up

Springtime flower festivals are a wonderful way to embrace the beauty of nature and spend quality time with your loved ones. Don't miss these incredible events in and around New Jersey. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the best things to do with your family in the area.

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