This time of year is beautiful in Pella. Over 128,000 tulips were planted for 2021. Today, we walked around Central Park and the canal area, and enjoyed pastries from Vander Ploeg Bakery. Pella's main event, Tulip Time, is happening in two weeks.
The Pella Community Services Facebook page posts helpful updates to let you know the tulip bloom status. Bloom time is dependent on weather, but is generally mid April to early May. In May, the tulips are replaced with more than 32,000 annual flowers and plants that provide color into late summer.