After picking your own berries or apples, why not try tulip picking?
This is a really fun activity for spring, especially since outdoor activities are often limited during this time. And it’s also a great suggestion for things to do on Mother’s Day.
Walking in the flowering fields is already a feast for the eyes, but when you can also pick your own bouquet, it’s even better!
How does picking tulips work?
The concept is simple, you pay an entry fee to the site (online or on site).
You can either just walk around and admire the flowers or take the opportunity to pick your own bouquet of flowers as well.
When we visited, at the start of the season, not all tulips were open yet, but there were already several beautiful varieties and colors to see. And that gave us a nice glimpse of the rainbow of colors to come!
On the other hand, the advantage of coming earlier, when the tulips are still a little closed, is that you can enjoy your bouquet even longer at home.
How to pick tulips?
Picking tulips is easy, but you have to do it the right way. Hold the tulip by the stem, as close to the ground as possible, and pull.
The tulip detaches itself and the bulb remains in the earth. On the other hand, if the bulb ever comes out, it must be left there.
I also found that some people brought their own scissors and small pruning shears, which is another way of doing it.
It’s a great activity to do with your family, as a couple or with your bubble.
But the sanitary rules are well respected so we cannot gather there with several other bubbles.
Walking among the flowers, surrounded by beautiful colors, it’s good for morale! I really liked the experience and can’t wait to go back.
And when the flowers open in your home, it’s simply beautiful.
Good to know:
- Strollers are not allowed.
- Animals and food on the premises are prohibited.
- You must wear a mask on site and stay with your bubble during the visit.
- Bring water for the trip home with the flowers.
Price: The price for general admission is $ 9.95 per adult. Each tulip picked is $ 1. There are different prices for children, seniors, Mother’s Day and the purchase of tulips in larger bouquets. Visit the website for all the information and to buy your tickets.
The season should last a few weeks, but it’s better to go sooner rather than later. Watch their Facebook and Instagram page for any changes or updates.
It is also possible to go there to buy pre-picked bouquets without entering the site.
Laval: 1270 Rue Principale, Laval (They also have a branch in Boucherville, 1201 Chemin du Général Vanier, Boucherville)