Get ready for tulips: 8 million of them in one NJ location
It won’t be long now before spring flowers start blooming and at one farm in New Jersey, that means up to 8 million tulips will be emerging.
Holland Ridge Farms in Cream Ridge planted 8 million bulbs for this year’s U-Pick Tulip event. The farm expanded from 153 acres to 300+ acres, making it the biggest u-pick farm in the US.
The start date of the event depends on Mother Nature and when the tulips start to bloom. Traditionally, the event opens in mid-April. Once it starts, the season is short and only lasts about 3 weeks.
Tickets will go on sale a week or so prior to opening. Tickets are sold online only for $13 a person aged 3 & up. You must choose a date and time slot when purchasing your ticket. To be the first to know about ticket launches, follow the farm on social media @HollandRidgeFarms or visit their website.
Holland Ridge Farms will also be opening a few new attractions for customers to enjoy. Guests can now feed their furry farm animals, hop on a complimentary shuttle, learn some history of Holland and more.
The event will still feature fan favorites such as picking your own tulips (just $1 a stem), an array of food trucks and sweet treats from their Bakery Barn and last but not least – plenty of Instagram photo hotspots!
Holland Ridge Farms has only been opened in Cream Ridge since 2018 but its roots go back generations. Owner Casey Jansen is third-generation Dutch and speaks fluent Dutch.
He said his father, Casey Sr., came to the United States in 1964 at 17 years old as a bulb salesman. He started Holland Greenhouses, which supplied cut tulips and oriental lilies to supermarkets in wholesale trade along the East Coast.
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