Albany's city gardener will be offering tulip tours again this year

Washington Park tulips 2017-04-28

Spring will eventually get its act together and the tulips will bloom. (Right? Right.)

With that in mind... The city of Albany will again be offering tours of the Washington Park tulip beds with city gardener Jessica Morgan during the week leading up to the Tulip Festival. This year's schedule:

May 7-10: 2 pm and 5 pm

May 11: 10 am, 1 pm, and 5:30 pm

The tours are free (and weather permitting), but registration is required -- and they do fill up. Call 518-434-2032 or email rmurray@albanyny.gov to reserve a spot.

Jessica Morgan -- the city gardener -- leads crews that plants tens of thousands of tulip bulbs each year around the city. And as she told us a few years back: "People feel such pride in the heritage of the tulip here ... I feel a responsibility to every single citizen to keep things as beautiful as possible."

Earlier: Portraits of tulips

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We met her last fall as she and her crew were planting the tulip bulbs for the spring. She was extremely helpful giving us the name of a onion like bulb to deter the underground vermin from eating bulbs planted in the fall.

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