I spent most of last week in beautiful Utah for the SNAP Conference. Of course I couldn't be in another state without setting aside just a little time for sightseeing in-between workshops, presentations, and networking.  I will be back with more about SNAP, I have lots of posts written in my head, and loads of photographs that need editing.

On Thursday Natalie and I took a little time out of our busy schedule to catch a trolley to the Thanksgiving Point Gardens to photograph the beautiful tulips at the Tulip Festival. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but had envisioned that it would be something similar to the Carlsbad Flower Fields with a sea of tulips as far as the eye could see. However it wasn't exactly like that. The gardens themselves are absolutely beautiful. There are 55-acres to enjoy including 15 themed gardens, a Children's Discovery Garden and the largest manmade waterfall in the Western Hemisphere.

Tulip Festival
The Tulip Festival is scattered around the gardens and alongside the walking paths. There are nearly 100 varieties amongst the 250,000 tulips which apparently in late May will be pulled from the ground and sold for $3 per dozen.

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Can you see the snow-capped mountains in the background. They are breathtaking.

Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Tulips
Daffodils
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Tulips
Tulips
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
The Tulip Festival runs until April 27th, so if you have a chance to go, I highly recommend it.

You can find more information on not only the Tulip Festival, but also Thanksgiving Point Gardens on the Thanksgiving Point website.

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Audra April 22, 2013 - 9:13 pm

BEAUTIFUL photos! Thank you for sharing them! I never did make it to the Tulip Festival in person – your photos are the next best thing!

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Kelley Howell April 23, 2013 - 6:47 am

Great photos! I’m going to show everyone yours instead of mine 😉 It was definitely beautiful there.

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[email protected] April 23, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Gorgeous photos – wasn’t that place just amazing? We took about a million pics too, I wish we could go back. Thanks for sharing!

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Jamie April 29, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Oh, absolutely gorgeous and stunning…. i’ve been in such a flower mood the past few weeks.. Hoping to find a way to get out to Carlsbad before it ends 😉

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