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U-PICK INFORMATION (Pick Your Own Tulip Events)

2022 Ticket Pricing

  • Adult General Admission tickets: $20 includes entrance and 10 u-pick tulips
  • Kids General Admission: 5-17 years old are $5, do not include tulips, never sell out & can be used any day.
  • Children 4 and under enter FREE
  • Tulips can be purchased for $1/stem anytime (great for kids and for bigger bouquets!)

Tickets are required and must be purchased online. You may NOT purchase tickets at the door. 

As much as we hate to do it, we have to turn you away if you arrive without a ticket. We limit the number of people entering our field to make this event pleasant for everyone. Thank you for understanding.  For 2022, tickets will be sold by time slot to limit the number of people in the fields at one time. Tickets are always location-specific (IE Exeter OR Preston)

Thank you for understanding.

Unfortunately, sold out is sold out. We wish we could accommodate these requests, but we honestly get so many of them that one more ticket turns into 100+ tickets on our end. Please, do not call or email about an extra ticket but do post on our Facebook page that you are looking for one. Sometimes folks can’t use the tickets they purchased or a friend cancels.

No, kids tickets are never sold out!  We believe it is important for kids to get outside and explore nature, so we don't want to take away an opportunity for any child  to visit our farm. 
No, starting in 2022, we have the same price for visiting our farms 7 days/week.

Yes, as long as you contact us via email within 24 hours of placing your order and the date for the ticket purchased is a minimum of 48 hours away.  We are not able to do a direct exchange. Please go ahead and purchase a new ticket. We will cancel/refund the earlier transaction later. We will be extremely busy during the few weeks that we are open so it could take us about a week to process the refund.  It could take an additional 7-10 business days to show up on your statement after we process it.  Thank you for your patience.

No. Tickets are nonrefundable and must be used on the date for which they were purchased. Tickets are transferable to another person, so feel free to give it to a friend to use.
Indeed.  We have to be strict with this policy to organize a safe and pleasant event for everyone.

No, you will receive separate tickets for each person which you can print or email  to allow friends/family to check in at different times. 

No. We are open rain or shine. Even in the rain our tulips have the power to make you happy! In previous years, most people still came on rainy days, just wear appropriate attire.  

Yes, however, if you don't feel comfortable with us touching your mobile device, we can look it up by your order # or name or you can print your ticket.

You can find your ticket in our system and resend it yourself. 

For EXETER tickets: please click on this link: https://www.tickettailor.com/promoter/help/link/wickedtulips

for PRESTON tickets, use this link: https://www.tickettailor.com/promoter/help/link/wickedtulipsct

We can also find your ticket via your name/email address. Please bring your ID with you if you lost your ticket. 

No, we don't allow pets in the field.  Of course, valid service animals are allowed.


YES!! The self-wrapping stations are back! You will also have the option of having us wrap them for you for a small fee in which a portion will be donated to a local charity.

We recommend bringing your own water for transporting your tulips home.  Please bring your tulip water in a separate container than what you will be using for picking your tulips; you don't want to carry the water around with you in the fields!  

We will not have drinking water available, so be sure to bring your own; there is no water source at either location.  

Yes, portapotties are available on site for our visitors, including an accessible portapotty.  We also have handwashing stations.  

No, but we can donate the tulips to a local nursing home for you or you can consider giving them as a gift or as a random act of kindness.



Sorry, no,  Any Day tickets are good for the year for which they were purchased. For 2022, only 2022 Any Day Tickets will be accepted.

Yes, but if for some reason you have difficulty, one of our Field Assistants could help you when available.

While it's best for you to come at your assigned ticket time, if you are running late, you can visit us another time that day. However, you may have to wait if we are at capacity.  You do not need to contact us about running late or if you are coming at a different time on the same day.

To help us manage crowds, each entrance time slot is one half-hour long.  You must arrive at the farm within this half-hour window (ex: if you have a 12:30pm ticket, be sure to check-in between 12:30pm-1pm).  Once in the fields, you may stay for as long as you'd like, until our closing time at 7pm.  

If your child is 4 or under, they do not need a ticket to enter.

Kids tickets are for ages 5-17 and cost $5

Tulips for Love & Hope Campaign

You can read more about this program here. In general, we do NOT accept nominations until approximately 3 weeks before we open for U-Pick events, then they open up to everyone.  This means nominations begin sometime in April.  Please do not email us before this, as we could lose your information. We will post an online form when nominations open, and announce this via our email list, so it's a good idea to subscribe if you'd like to participate.

Groups & Buses

Unfortunately we can't accommodate buses due to muddy, soft parking areas. Sorry, we also do not offer group tours or discounts per se.  As always, you can buy as many tickets as are available for any time slot or location, and join friends that way. We encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletter to get notifications of when tickets go on sale.

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENT INFO

We are in TWO locations! Please be sure you buy your ticket for your preferred location. Both are spectacular!  RI:  400 Hog House Hill Road Exeter, RI (Bloom ReportCT: 382 Route 164 Preston, CT (Bloom Report)

We have large fields for you to park in which could get muddy. Please come with good walking shoes and do not take a fancy low sport car to this event.

There are many New England rocks laying around, which are not suitable for low cars. If you come with a regular car, we do not expect it to get damaged or stuck, but parking is at your own risk. We are not responsible for damage and tow truck costs.

We have designated accessible parking spaces close by the entrance. These spaces are in our field and could get muddy during wet circumstances.



Yes you can with a regular vehicle. When it is extremely muddy, however, we cannot accommodate vans/buses because they get stuck easily. We never allow large buses close to our field.  Due to COVID, we will not be allowing groups or busses.  


 
The U-Pick Farm Events are open 7 days/week, 10am-7pm, rain or shine when fields are blooming.
Early Bird Tickets: 7am- 10am /Dates TBD ***Requires a special pre-purchased ticketYoga in the Tulips: Times & Dates TBD ***Requires a special pre-purchased ticket
Adult ticket prices include 10 tulips. Each additional tulip is $1 per stem.
No, you do not need to bring scissors or clippers unless you want to. We do not provide them as they are not needed to pick. To pick, simply grasp the tulip stem as low as possible to the ground and pull up. This method allows you to get the longest stem possible. See this page for more details on how to pick a tulip at the farm.
No, we are just selling the flower. If the bulb comes up when you pick it, don’t worry, it can be snapped off at the wrapping station. If you are interested in purchasing bulbs, please visit our Online Store or the bulb tent at the U-Pick.
This is a definite no.  When you dig them up that early in the season, you damage the root system of that flower and all the tulips around it causing them to die.  Because the flower is being picked, the bulb won't get the nutrients it needs to grow.

No. Please do not put it back in the ground (yes, people do this). Once the tulip is picked, it is yours.  If you stick them back in the ground, they will die and this is a loss for us as a business. It’s like eating food and not paying for it and is one of the reasons we include tulips in the entrance price.

We hope to open sometime in late April and will close when the tulips are done blooming. Please check the Bloom Report” before you plan your trip.

Exeter Rhode Island Bloom Report

Preston Connecticut Bloom Report

It is impossible to predict when the field will bloom. We expect to know the exact opening date 3-5 days before opening. We are monitoring the bud development closely and will provide timely forecasts and updates on our bloom report. We expect a blooming period of +/- 2 weeks.  This year, we planted our early and mid-blooming tulips in Exeter, RI and late-blooming tulips in Preston, CT.

We will not be offering pre-picked bouquets. We want you to experience the fun of picking your own tulips!

You do not have to pick and are very welcome to simply come and enjoy the sights and sounds of a large tulip field. You will still be required to purchase a ticket which includes 10 tulips. If you do not want them, we will donate them for you or you could consider gifting them to someone or even giving them as a random act of kindness. We would not be able to do what we do and be a sustainable business if we did not charge entrance as we get thousands of visitors who just want to see the tulips and take pictures.

Yes, you may bring snacks and rest and at one of our picnic tables while you enjoy them. Please be mindful of others and clean up after yourselves too.
We are looking at adding some light snack providers this spring, but cannot report details on who/when yet. Please subscribe to our email newsletter where we will announce all the special things happening this year.
There are some grassy areas around the tulip fields where you sit outside and enjoy a snack or rest in the sun. There will also be a few picnic tables available. Please be mindful and considerate of others and clean up after yourself too.
There is handicap parking available near the entrance to the field and there is a handicap port-a-john available. This is a farm, so although we are accessible, it is not always easy to maneuver. The farm is not paved; it can be uneven and muddy if wet. If you are up to off-roading in an electric wheelchair you should be fine;) Valid service dogs are welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

Yes! That is one of the best parts. We love seeing parents teach their kids how to take pictures in our fields, and it is a great backdrop for family, engagement, yearbook or any type of photos. We do have some guidelines that we ask you to follow.  See our photography guidelines here.

No. We do not allow any kind of props. Tripods are allowed, but no reflectors, light stands, props etc.  Please do not use tripods in high traffic areas and be respectful of other people and our delicate tulips.

COVID Policies

We always follow all CDC and state guidelines.  Tickets are being sold by time slot to limit the number of visitors at one time for the sake of safety and general enjoyment.  We will give comfortable social distancing between you and our staff.  A handwashing station is provided.  Hand sanitizer and bleach will be used regularly, where appropriate.  Educating our team and customers, even though it means long emails ;)
No. We follow CDC, state and local guidelines, and masks are not required for outside events at present. If guidelines change, we too will shift.
If you are unable to visit because of COVID related quarantine/isolation or symptoms, we can offer you a refund.  You may also transfer your ticket to a friend to use on the day/location indicated on the ticket instead. Please email teamtulip@wickedtulips.com to request a refund and include "COVID refund" in the subject line.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

At the moment, we are not planning to offer Curbside Pickup of Tulips.