Thursday, April 30, 2015

Washington Park Tulip Tour on May 7 in Albany

Spaces available for a guided tour of the Washington Park tulip beds with City Gardener and Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center Education Coordinator; call 434.0405 for reservations
ALBANY, NY – The Washington Park Tulip Tour originally slated for tomorrow afternoon as part of the City of Albany’s Tulip Festival activities has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 2 p.m.  A guided tour of the famous Washington Park tulip beds with City Gardener Jessica Morgan and Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center Education Coordinator Carol Ann Margolis, the Tulip Tour will present fascinating information on the vast quantities and varieties of flowers planted for Albany’s Tulip Festival, the history of the park and the festival, and the cultural significance of the tulip to the City of Albany. The tour was postponed to allow visitors to view the largest variety of tulips, most of which will be in full bloom next week.

A $5 ticket and reservations are required; call 518.434.0405 to secure your spot.

Morgan and her small City of Albany gardening staff planted roughly 135,000 tulip bulbs in 150 different varieties, as well as 40,000 muscari and 5,000 spring bulbs throughout the city in preparation for the 67th Annual Albany Tulip Festival. Held May 9 & 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in historic Washington Park, the free spring festival features two stages of live music, kids’ activities, craft and food vendors and much more amid this colorful backdrop. 

For additional information on the 67th Annual Albany Tulip Festival, call 518.434.2032, visit or follow albanyNYevents on Facebook and Twitter. The Tulip Festival is presented with the help of hundreds of community volunteers. Positions are still available; call 518.434.5411, email or for more information.

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