Tulips in bloom at West Hartford’s Elizabeth Park
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Spring has sprung and so have the gorgeous tulips at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford!
So many beautiful colors and varieties to see are only here for a couple weeks.
Tip toeing through the tulips, Seleena Sage took her two-month-old Emery out to get a glimpse.
“The leaves haven’t really sprung yet so this is the first sign of spring and I’m such a summer person, so this takes me out of my winter funk,” Seleena said. “I just love it the flowers are beautiful the colors are so vibrant and it’s just amazing I love it so much.”
Kathy Kraczkowski, Park Operations Director for the Elizabeth Park Conservancy, said it’s a must see.
“We had a warmer winter and earlier tulips, and we have 7,000 people are here all the time taking photographs with their families,” Kraczkowski said.
It takes a lot of work behind the scenes. They order the bulbs from Holland to plant every fall.
“What’s interesting is the colder the weather the longer they last, so this is a pretty long run if it’s really hot out they don’t last as long so these cooler nights & days the tulips last longer,” said Kraczkowski.
Planting smiles on many faces.
“It’s worth it the people that come here and the smiles on their face I wish we had a penny for every photograph because it’s just amazing how many people come here and take photographs,” Kraczkowski said.
There is also a tulip garden tour going on this Thursday at Elizabeth Park. For more information, click here.
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