Texas Tulips' newest field is currently underway at 15122 FM 775 in La Vernia, about 30 miles west of downtown San Antonio. The operation allows patrons to stroll through massive rows of tulips and cut their own flowers from a field of thousands of blooms.
According to owner Pieter Koeman, Texas Tulips should open in mid-February 2020 and close in late March/early April, depending on the weather.
Texas Tulips, which has a similar operation in Pilot Point, near Dallas, is the latest endeavor from a family with a long floral history. Koeman grew up in the Netherlands, where his mother and father operated and ran an 80-acre tulip farm for more than 40 years.
After his father's death in 2011, Koeman, finding inspiration from an unusual source, decided to move to Texas.
"The idea to open a tulip farm in Texas originally came from when I was young and was watching Dallas, the TV show, with my family. We always loved that show, and we were fascinated by Texas," Koeman says. "When my dad passed away, we saw an opportunity to go to Texas and start a u-pick tulip farm there."