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Tulip Festival continues at Thanksgiving Point

Published April 23, 2012 10:07 am

Flower power • Annual event features 250,000 tulips and nearly 100 varieties.
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If you've seen one tulip, you haven't seen them all. That's why there are 250,000 of them at the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival.

That's right. A quarter of a million tulips — nearly 100 varieties — spread over 55 acres. It's a little bit of Holland right here in Utah.

And while this is an annual event, the gardens are redesigned every year to create new displays and exhibit new tulip varieties.

The festival runs through Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, the festival includes music, vendors and food.

Regular admission prices will be in effect; Thanksgiving Point Garden members are free.

Here's the schedule of events:


• noon: Garden tour (back patio of Visitor Center)

• 1 p.m.: Gardening demo — Spring-blooming perennials (Creek Garden)

• 2 p.m.: Garden tree tour (back patio of Visitor Center)


• noon: Garden Tour

• 1 p.m.: Gardening demo — Great shrubs for Utah (Creek Garden)

• 6-8 p.m.: Gardening class — Square foot gardening 101 (Pine Room)


• noon: Garden tour (back patio of Visitor Center)

• noon: Garden tree tour (back patio of Visitor Center)

• 1 p.m.: Gardening Demo — Beautiful perennials (Garden Creek)


• noon: Garden Tour (back patio of Visitor Center)

• 1 p.m.: Gardening demo: Seven must-have herbs (Garden Path Greenhouse)

• 6 p.m.: Garden tree tour (back patio of Visitor Center)


• noon: Garden Tour (back patio of Visitor Center)

• 1 p.m.: Gardening demo: Vegetable gardening (Garden Path Greenhouse)

• 2 p.m.: Musical performance by Quintessential Quartet (back patio of Visitor Center)

• 3 p.m.: Dance performance by Rocky Mountain Express Cloggers (Waterfall Amphitheater)

• 4 p.m.: Gardening Demo — Great-tasting smoothies using vegetables (Garden Path Greenhouse)

• 5 p.m.: Dance performance by Premier Productions (Waterfall Amphitheater)

• 6 p.m.: Musical performance by Katie McMinn (back patio of Waterfall Amphitheater)


• 7 a.m.-noon: Half Marathon, 5K and kids 1-mile run

• 10:30 a.m.-noon: 2nd Annual Tulip Princess Pageant (Waterfall Amphitheater)

• 11 a.m.: Gardening demo — Beautiful containers (Garden Path Greenhouse)

• noon: Garden tour (back patio of Visitor Center)

• noon-2 p.m.: Musical performance by Arienette (back patio of the Garden's Visitor Center)

• 1 p.m.: Gardening demo — Totally tomatoes (Creek Garden)

• 2-8 p.m.: Dance performance by Clayton Productions (Waterfall Amphitheater)

• 3 p.m.: Garden tour (back patio of Visitor Center)

• 4 p.m.: Gardening demo — Homemade salad dressings (Garden Path Greenhouse) —

Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival

When: Continues through Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Closed Sundays)

Where: Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children 3-11; free for Thanksgiving Point Garden members and children 2 and under; available at the gate.






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