Step-by-Step Guide

Track changes in season and climate across the globe. Join students across the Northern Hemisphere in planting a Journey North Test Garden. Here’s how.

Step 1: Before You Plant

  • Register for Journey North if you haven’t done so before.
    Registration is free. 
  • Order Tulip Bulbs 
    Purchase new Red Emperor Tulip bulbs each year. Some discounts apply.
  • Explore Various Educational Resources 
    Plan pre-planting inquiry-based activities.

Step 2: Plant Your Garden

  • Follow the Guide Instructions — What, When, Where, and How to Plant
  • Print and display your Tulip Test Garden Sign

Step 3: Report your Planting Date

  • Report to Journey North 
    After planting, report your garden to Journey North. 
  • See your garden on the Journey North Tulip Test Garden maps.

Step 4: Report your EMERGE and BLOOM Dates

  • In the spring, report from your garden twice. Report when your tulips EMERGE, and report when your tulips BLOOM.
  • See your garden on the Journey North Tulip Test Garden maps