The 44th annual tulip festival at West Side Community Garden will be kicking off on April 21st. The West Side Community Garden (located at 123 West 89th Street) will be displaying more than 13,000 tulips, blossoming trees, and other plant life. Each spring, many West Siders find themselves enjoying the outdoors once again and strolling amongst the garden’s beautiful flowers.
The annual tulip festival is one of our favorite springtime events to attend and a wonderful way to reconnect with the magic that nature brings with it. Not only does the festival attract plenty of New Yorkers but also flower enthusiasts from all around the world.
It’s the perfect place to snap some Instagram-worthy photos of the tulips and their vibrant colors while walking around in a serene environment. The community garden is open from dawn until dusk during the blooming season and admission is free through the entrance found between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
It’s hard to imagine this green landscape used to be nothing more than a large vacant lot filled with garbage and dirt. Most of the flowers and vegetables showcased in the garden now are raised at the greenhouse of St. John the Divine found a few blocks away on Amsterdam Ave.
The Tulip Festival is funded through the donations and generosity of many Upper West Siders. The Community Garden also receives support from the Greenacre Foundation and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
It is a privately owned and not-for-profit entity which comes with an all-volunteer staff and is completely accessible to those who suffer from disabilities. Make a donation, become a member and tell your friends and family about this gem of a garden to keep it blossoming year after year.
Check out the West Side Community Garden’s official page about it here.