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!
Categories: Day Trip/Vacation
Such beautiful flowers, Diane! And I can see why it is called “Holland”!! 🙂 Wishing your mother-in-Law a very Happy 94th Birthday! <3
Thank you Anita, she was one happy lady! 💕
Stunning! A bit of the Netherlands in the U.S. Thanks for sharing.
It was fun to see Michigan transformed, so beautiful! Thank you❣️
Spectacular! Not surprising, with five million buds being planted. Thank you for posting…
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! 🥰
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
Gorgeous specimens and so colourful
Thank you Sheree 🥰
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 🌷.
Thank you and I will have another post with more soon.
wow, so beautiful! love, love all the tulips
Thank you Beth, it was a beautiful sight.
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.
She has wanted to go here as long as I have known her. It was quite the surprise when we invited her to go. Thank you and you are welcome. 💕
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!
I wondered that too. I have tulips and they stay in the ground all year. They must dig them all up as they sell them in the fall.
PS. Happy birthday to your mother in law. 94 is such an achievement and she looks in good health!
Thank you Ab! I have passed all her well wishes to her and she smiled.
You must have felt like Dorothy landing in the Emerald City!
Great way to describe it Dorothy! Thank you 💕
Oh what a fun trip! Beautiful tulips!🌷
The fragrance of hyacinths is amazing! Lucky you!
Thanks for sharing!
It was and spending it with my Mother in law gave us lasting memories.
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!
Oh wow! Magical and so colorful! Happy birth your mother in law 🌷
Thank you, it was very magical and she had a great time.
Thank you Roxanna!
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.
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Diane
You’re welcome June 💕
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
Thank you! She really did have a great time. This is a trip she always wanted to take and for turning 94, she held out as well as me!
For the tough question, did you buy any?
No I have enough plants to care for! However, when you see the other posts coming soon, I spent plenty with no regrets! Lol
Thank you Ultra!
Wonderful! A place I have actually been to during tulip season! And you are so lucky to like your MIL and she is still sane at 94. God bless her.
Thank you she is a sweet lady.
Gorgeous flowers, Diane, and your mother-in-law looks great! Very Happy Birthday wishes to her! Glad you enjoyed your mini-getaway. 🌷 🎂 🌷
Thank you, she had as good a time as we did.
Pure loveliness! It would be a dangerous place for me to visit, as I would want to purchase bulbs from of each of those flower beds!
It was very tempting!
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!
Thank you Angela! Haha me too, Dorothy is the best!
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.
It was a trip we will never forget. Having my mother in law made it extra special. She talked about going there for over 30 years. You can order bulbs at http://www.veldheerstore.com.
Wow, absolutely gorgeous. I keep saying I need to visit Holland Michigan, maybe this fall to get some tulip bulbs.
It was a beautiful trip Carla. As we left there were tulips planted all along the boulevard of neighborhoods, stunning! Thank you Carla. 💕
Absolutely stunning, Diane! The tulips and the hyacinth are just breathtaking. Hugs to your mother-in-law. I hope I can still do those things when I’m 94.
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.
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!
It was the perfect time to go Linda. There were only a few people everywhere we went. We had a great time. You’re welcome!
That sounds perfect to me … I will enjoy reading your follow-up post about Holland too!
Oh, my goodness! Those tulips are beautiful.
They were and even though the petals were mostly closed, due to how cold it was, their beauty still shined through. Thank you Mags!
Yes, it did. You are welcome Diane.
Simply divine. The windmill is the perfect touch to make it feel like Holland!!!
There were so many windmills as we toured the area. It was so beautiful with all the colors of the flowers. Thank you Dawn.
You did a great job in capturing the moments for a vicarious visit. Thanks to you!!!
How wonderful! Brought back memories of going to the tulip festivals in the Pacific NW when I lived there!
They must have them everywhere and this was the first time I have ever been to one.lol
Great pictures Diane! I’ve heard of it, but have never seen any photos of it!
Thank you Joni. As pretty as your flowers are you don’t need to go!
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, 🌷
You’re very welcome Katherine!
It was a sight I will never forget Janet, thank you!