Walk through Rows of Brilliant Blooms at Wicked Tulips Flower Farm

5/8/22 - By Ally Noel

Rows and rows of tulips arranged into bands of colors fill the landscape at the Wicked Tulips Flower Farm. During their U-Pick event, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in a field of blooming bulbs and pick a bouquet (or two, or three…). Located in Preston, Connecticut (there's also a location about 25 miles away in Exeter, RI), Wicked Tulips is a feast for the eyes. 

Tulip season is short and typically lasts just 2-3 bloom-filled weeks a year. Read on for the details about the annual u-pick tulip event and find more all-season farm fun in our Pick Your Own Guide to CT Farms.

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Find tulips in an array of colors.

When is Wicked Tulips Flower Farm open for picking?

The U-Pick tulips happen in the spring. In a typical year, the fields bloom from late April to mid-May. The tulip season is short - it tends to only be a few weeks. The Wicked Tulips Bloom Report is your go-to source for what is currently in bloom. The best way to know when the farm is open for picking is to sign up for the Wicked Tulips Flower Farms newsletter. An email will go out to subscribers before tickets are announced on social media. Weekend tickets sell out quickly, so this is the best way to stay informed. 

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Walk among endless rows to make your selections.

How much does it cost to visit Wicked Tulip Flower Farms?

Each adult who enters the field is required to purchase an Adult General Admission ticket for $20. This includes 10 u-pick flowers. Children 5-17 years old are $5 but do not include tulips. Tickets are for timed entry on a specific day, and the farm is open rain or shine. Any additional flowers you want to pick can be purchased for $1 for each stem. 

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Enjoy a treat after flower picking.

What else can you do around Wicked Tulip Flower Farms?

Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic when visiting the farm. There are a few picnic tables and benches available for you to use. Picnickers can also lay a blanket out in one of the grassy fields around the farm. 

This year, there will be a few food trucks offering light bites and snacks.  During our visit, there was a cupcake truck there that was delicious! 

Both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos are around 15 minutes away and you can drive to nearby Mystic in just under half an hour. Wicked Tulips also provides several great recommendations for nearby restaurants and eateries.  On our trip, we grabbed a late lunch at Village Pizza followed by some delicious ice cream at Buttonwoods Farm Ice Cream

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Bundle your harvest when the picking is done.

Know Before You Go to Wicked Tulip Flower Farms

  • No tickets are available at the farm, all tickets must be purchased ahead of time on-line 

  • The farm is open seven days a week. While weekends tend to be crowded, families wanting a bit more space should check out the farm during the week. 

  • The fields can be a bit muddy, so plan your footwear accordingly.  Picking is rain or shine so dress for the weather. 

  • The farm provides wrapping stations to bundle up your flowers for the ride home

  • You can buy a “to go” bucket to bring your flowers home for $3, but there is no water at the farm. It is a good idea to bring a jug of water with you for the ride home. The bucket is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

All photos courtesy of the author.


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