8 million of them in one NJ location

It won’t be long before the spring flowers start to bloom and on a farm in New Jersey, that means up to 8 million tulips will emerge.

Holland Ridge Farms in Cream Ridge planted 8 million bulbs for this year’s U-Pick Tulip event. The farm has grown from 153 acres to over 300 acres, making it the largest U-pick farm in the United States.

The start date of the event depends on Mother Nature and when the tulips start to bloom. Traditionally, the event opens in mid-April. Once started, the season is short and lasts only about 3 weeks.

Tickets will go on sale approximately one week before opening. Tickets are sold online only for $13 per person aged 3 and over. You must choose a date and time slot when purchasing your ticket. To be the first to know about ticket launches, follow the farm on social media @HollandRidgeFarms or visit their website.

Holland Ridge Farms will also be opening a few new attractions for guest enjoyment. Guests can now feed their fur farm animals, ride a free shuttle, learn a bit of Dutch history and more.

The event will still feature fan favorites such as pick your own tulips (just $1 a stem), an array of food trucks and treats from their Bakery Barn and last but not least – plenty of photo hot spots. Instagram!

Holland Ridge Farms has only been open in Cream Ridge since 2018, but its roots go back generations. Owner Casey Jansen is third generation Dutch and fluent in Dutch.

He said his father, Casey Sr., came to the United States in 1964 when he was 17 as a light bulb salesman. He started Holland Greenhouses, which supplied cut tulips and oriental lilies to wholesale supermarkets along the East Coast.

Tulips. Beautiful bouquet of tulips. Colorful tulips. Spring tulips


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