Veldheer’s Tulip Garden-Holland Michigan

Today we came home from a two day trip to Holland Michigan to see tulips and other flowers. My husband and I took along my mother in law, she is going to turn 94 this week.

We also visited other attractions which I will post another day. I hope you enjoy these beautiful flowers as much as we did.

My husband and my mother in law.

I wish I could have bottled up the wonderful fragrance from all of the Hyacinths beds!

After viewing the gorgeous flowers, we went inside the store, where they sell hundreds of bulbs. All of their tulips are in the fields so they weren’t for sale until fall when you are supposed to plant them. If you want to purchase tulip bulbs you can order them on their website.

Every type of tulip has this white tulip shaped sign with a number. So if you want to purchase a certain kind of tulip, you can mark the number down and order them in the fall.

Stay tuned for more to come in Holland Michigan!


  1. Such beautiful flowers, Diane! And I can see why it is called “Holland”!! 🙂 Wishing your mother-in-Law a very Happy 94th Birthday! <3

    • There were tulips everywhere we went. Even in planters and all along the boulevards in the neighborhoods. A trip we will never forget. Thank you! 🥰

  2. See the real Dutch tulip and daffodil fields near us and be amazed . Dutch industry supply me with over 5000 bulbs a year. My daffodils now area sight for sore eyes in my gardens that draw many to stop in cars at road side to photograph . Never been see in rural Latvia before. It amazes ,me how USA is built of copied names of World of Europe and England . I have friends in Paris and an American in Riga asked if she was born in Texas.=No one understood but when she said Paris France he walked way fast. I told Clare Elaine that Paris is in America too. .She smiled and shook her head .

    • Your gardens must be so beautiful. I still remember your post of some of them! We have to copy Europe and England for us poor folks that will never make it there to see in person. Lol

  3. Wow Diane, these tulips are just gorgeous … I hardly know where to look because every photo of these flowers are more beautiful than the last one! Of course I also like the windmill 🙂. What a wonderful early birthday gift for your mother-in-law 🌷.

  4. Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing a lovely day with us and especially for loving your mother in law so dearly as to bring her to such a beautiful sanctuary.

  5. That looked like an amazing time out! The garden looks wonderful. It does feel like you’re in the other Holland too! It’s interesting to read they plant 5 million bulbs every fall. I though tulips come back every year? I wonder how they plant so many of them!

  6. PS. Happy birthday to your mother in law. 94 is such an achievement and she looks in good health!

  7. Oh what a fun trip! Beautiful tulips!🌷
    The fragrance of hyacinths is amazing! Lucky you!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. So there were no tulip bulbs in the store, just other bulbs for sell? It is such a beautiful place. Sounds like a good time! North of Seattle there are several fields of tulips. One place had a little train like ride that kids could go on with their parents, riding around the fields. Planes even offer fly overs then stops to picnic. Thanks for sharing.

    • That is correct, in this area the tulip bulbs need to be planted in the fall and they bloom in the spring. What they do is have you order what you want and then they ship them to you at the correct planting time. I would have loved to see this from a plane, what a great idea! The train would also be fun but I loved being up close to the flowers so I would have had to walk it too. Thank you Katelon!

  9. What an amazing place to visit–a sensory experience! The first thing that popped in my mind when I saw the beautiful deep purple hyacinths was “oh, the fragrance!” Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. I know it was a special time for your mother-in-law.

    • Hyacinths are my husband’s favorite flower that I grow. The fragrance was fabulous! Spending this time with my mother in law was something we will always cherish. She was so grateful and didn’t stop thanking us.

  10. Oh wow, they are beautiful, I really like the ones in the very first photo. I hope you bought some bulbs to plant! Happy Birthday to your MIL 🙂 Hope she has a great day

  11. Oh my goodness–incredibly beautiful! Tulips are such happy flowers. Thank you so much for sharing. PS I love Dorothy’s comment about that other Dorothy!

  12. What a great trip. Your MIL must have loved it too. You can order from them too? In this part of NC tulips do well.

  13. Wow, absolutely gorgeous. I keep saying I need to visit Holland Michigan, maybe this fall to get some tulip bulbs.

    • She kept up with us until about 4:00 pm. So we went to the hotel and took an hour break before going out to eat. Thank you Kellye, it was a fun time.

  14. How beautiful Diane – I have never been to Tulip Time in Holland and only seen brochures, not actual tulips from a trip there. I wondered what the numbers were for so I am glad you explained why. I liked how they planted them in rows like that … more colorful that way I think. I saw some interesting varieties of tulips, including pointed and ruffled tulips and they all looked so tall. At least it didn’t rain for you … I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your two-day trip. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I keep buying tulips from my local flower shop, then last week I went to my parent’s house and picked a couple from their garden; they’re gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing, 🌷

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