There's Still Time to Plant Tulips!

October 22, 2020 by Team Journey North

Join participants across North America in planting a Journey North Tulip Test Garden this fall. Next spring, when tulips emerge and bloom, gardeners will report their observations and data.

“It was a bright and sunny day in Golden Valley, MN when Ms. Paddock’s class planted our tulip seeds. We can’t wait to see when they will grow!” Photo: Rachel (Golden Valley, MN; 10/09/2020)

Plant Your Tulip Test Garden

Journey North recognizes that many schools continue to provide remote learning opportunities for their students. While buildings remain closed, educators are wondering how they can still participate in Journey North’s Tulip Test Garden. Like you, Journey North is offering hybrid opportunities.

If you can plant a tulip test garden at your school, please register and have your school garden located on our Journey North Tulip Test Garden map.

If access to school yards is restricted, educators can still work with students. Students can plant one bulb or many bulbs in a pot on their windowsill or in their backyard. Educators can work with students remotely to share the wonders of planting a Tulip Test Garden. If students are under the age of 13, they will need to work with an adult to register with Journey North and to enter the location of their tulip garden.

There are now 42 Tulip Test Gardens planted. Welcome!

Holly in Chelmsford, MA: “We are a small group of 4 children. We planted 36 bulbs today. It was a warm, 72 degree day. I am a retired science teacher who participated in the Journey North programs from 1996-2004. I am so excited to be sharing the tulip garden again with my 2 grandchildren and 2 home schooled neighbors.” (10/15/2020)

Bree in Surry, ME: “Today the third grade students at Surry Elementary School planted their tulips.” (10/15/2020)

Rana in Cleveland, OH: “The 2nd graders at Birchwood School of Hawken planted their tulip test garden today. They found lots of worms and grubs while digging in the soil.” (10/16/2020)