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Tiptoe Through the Tulips at Hubert Family Farm

Tiptoe Through the Tulips at Hubert Family Farm

  • 2024 season slated to mid March
  • Open Monday - Saturday 9-7 | Sunday 12-7
  • Located at 432 Narrow Lane, New Market, AL 35761
A one year old girl sits in front of the tulips at Hubert Family Farm.
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This spring, Hubert Family Farm has brought something to Huntsville that you can’t find anywhere else in North Alabama –  fresh tulips!

This adorable small tulip farm is located in Hazel Green, off of Highway 431. There’s a reason why Hubert’s is one of Southern Living Magazine’s Best U-Pick Tulip Fields in the South! From the road, you’ll see a small pop of color as you get closer to the farm, but my jaw dropped as the rows of bright colors got bigger through my windshield. Over 380,000 tulips is a really cool sight, and it gets even cooler once you’re in the middle of it all.

What to Expect During Your Visit

When you pull in, someone will ask for or give you the chance to purchase your tickets. You will then be directed to park.

I took my almost one year old daughter, and I wore her in a carrier for most of the outing. Wearing her didn’t interfere too much with picking the tulips. She would have been fine to crawl or walk around the tulip beds. They’re big enough to where she wasn’t trying to climb over the tulip beds, but they weren’t so high that I was worried about her falling from the top or side of one. She was more interested in the dirt and rocks, so it’s safe to say she had a blast.

Parent Pro-Tip: Strollers are permitted, but keep in mind it might be hard to maneuver wheels through the rows of tulips. It’s mainly hay and dirt in a sea of tulips. I would recommend rain boots, especially if it has rained the week you go tulip picking. In that case, it’s mainly hay and mud between the flowers.

The Right Way to Pick a Tulip

Make sure when you pick the tulip, you try to get the bulb and roots out as well. Little hands might need some help, but you don’t have to pull very hard. You could bring gardening gloves if you want. My hands got a little muddy, but it was mainly from picking up the 1 year old. You can plant the bulbs at home if you would like, but Hubert Family Farms can’t guarantee that they will grow.

Here are a few of the colorful tulip varieties you’ll see at Hubert’s Family Farm:

  • Flaming Flag
  • North Pole
  • Sunny Prince
  • Double Focus
  • Strong Love
  • Apricot Impression
  • Banja Luka
  • Muscadet
  • Sky High Scarlet
  • Hella Lights
  • Pink Pride
  • Drakensteyn
  • Rosy Delight
  • Verandi

When choosing which tulips to pick, you can go monochrome or one of each color. If you pick a tulip with tighter petals and put it in water as soon as you get home, the flower will bloom over the next few days. My tulips are on day 3 in water, and they haven’t even fully bloomed yet. They look gorgeous on my kitchen counter.

When you go to purchase your tulips, they will wrap them up for you. It’s $2.50 per stem. If you don’t plan on going straight home, bring a bucket of water and leave it in your car. Put the tulips in the water when you leave if you’re going to be out for a while.

Maps, ticket information, and frequently asked questions can all be found on the Hubert Family Farms website.

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Other Things to Do at Hubert Family Farm

Plan ahead and bring a picnic! The parking lot is maybe 50 yards from the tulip beds, and the picnic tables are in between that. From there, you are free to walk through the field to pick your tulips or have a picnic at the picnic tables. You can bring your own food, or food trucks will also be on site on the weekends.

View the Hubert Family Farm calendar for a line up for food trucks and other special 2023 events like weekend hot-air balloon rides, Easter egg hunts, live music, and their Spring Market days. The hot air balloon will be at the farm every weekend of tulip season and is included in admission. It will fly in the afternoon and is VERY weather dependent as it can not fly with high winds. It is first come, first serve. Make sure to check their social media or call ahead to plan your visit. Picnic tables are more than 6 feet apart, and there are 6 of them that seat 6-8. You can also bring a blanket to sit on in the grassy area. The farm provides pretty baskets for tulip harvesting, or you can bring your own.

Their Spring Market will have over 80 local vendors, food trucks, character meet & greets, face painting, and more.

Plan Your Visit to Hubert Family Farms

Hours: Opening mid March, 2024 – Mon-Sat, 9AM-7PM, Sun 12PM – 7PM
Where: 432 Narrow Lane, New Market, AL 35761 (Map)
Cost: $10 day pass | $20 season pass (+fee)
Children 2 and under get in for free
Tulips are $2.50/stem and not included in your day pass
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Restrooms: Porta Potties are available near the parking lot.
More Info: You can buy tickets online and show them (printing is not necessary) when you drive in. You can also buy your tickets there. Ticket reservations are not required before your arrival. 

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