Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, and Virginia Bluebells…Spring is here!

Cherry Blossoms, Tulips, and Virginia Bluebells…Spring is here!

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Washington DC, between March 15th and April 16th, to marvel at the beautiful cherry blossoms at the National Mall.  It is truly a magnificent display of color on the trees which signals that spring has arrived at our nation’s capital.  The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a city-wide event open to all which features more than 200 international cultural performances and over 90 special events. To learn more click here>>>

Washington DC is just over 30 miles from Prince William County and easily accessible via I-95, I-66 and also via train and metro. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has two lines serving Prince William County—The Manassas line and The Fredericksburg line. Both of these lines end in Union Station in Washington DC. To help you plan your visit and learn more about affordable accommodations and places to stay click here>>>.

To continue the celebration of Spring, visit Prince William County to see what other flower festivals you can be a part of!

Festival of Spring – Holland in Haymarket

Yes, we have tulips and daffodils in Prince William County!  The Burnside Farm, located in Haymarket dedicates more than 8 acres to cultivating these beautiful flowers.  See for yourself how stunning this landscape of magnificent colors looks!  

In April, the Burnside Farm celebrates the Festival of Spring-Holland in Haymarket, VA. This one of a kind festival allows you to pick your own flowers (for a small fee)!  There’s no need to feel guilty about taking home a souvenir (or a dozen) from your visit! This is a family-friendly farm with plenty of shaded areas and picnic tables. So, stop by one of the many restaurants at Virginia Gateway, get your food to go, and enjoy it while marveling at thousands of tulips and daffodils.  To learn more click here>>>                          

Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm

The Merrimac Farm is a protected farm located on 302 acres in Nokesville, VA. This unique farm is home to three very different eco-systems - wetlands and vernal pools, upland fields, and hardwood forest. It is a great place to explore the diversity of wildlife that co-exist all year round.

In the spring, the Merrimac Farm displays one the largest patches of Virginia Bluebells in the area. The Bluebells typically start to bloom early to mid-spring showing pinkish buds that later change into beautiful lavender-blue flowers; no wonder it is considered one of the prettiest wildflowers!  To learn more click here>>>

On Sunday, April 9th, the Merrimac Farm will host the Bluebell Festival.  So, dress appropriately (sturdy shoes and long pants) and don’t forget to bring the kids to this family-friendly event.  Activities, displays, art, learning opportunities, and tours will be offered from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

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