The 2020 Albany Tulip Festival has been postponed. #DiscoverAlbany, the City of Albany and Citizens Bank are virtually celebrating Tulip Festival with videos, blog posts and other online content. Follow along on social media with #518TulipTracker and use the hashtag to join the conversation.
Track the tulips, but remember to stay socially distanced! Embark on a self-guided driving tour to admire tulips, spring flowers, gardens and other signs of Spring in Albany County and beyond. Share your photos of the cheerful blooms and tulip tracking adventures on social media with #518TulipTracker. You can also play Tulip Driving Tour Bingo for a chance to win a prize. Click here to learn more!
Special thanks to the City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs and the city gardeners for helping us put this self-guided driving tour together!
Historic & Heritage Sites
Crailo State Historic Site: 9 1/2 Riverside Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Tulips and daffodils can be spotted on the grounds.
Historic Cherry Hill: 523 1/2 S Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202
Spot tulips in the upper garden and throughout the grounds.
Pruyn House: 207 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110
The gardens on the grounds are filled with signs of Spring such as daffodils.
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site: 32 Catherine St., Albany, New York 12202
See a variety of beautiful blooms (including a few tulips) on the mansion's grounds.
Shaker Heritage Society: 25 Meeting House Rd, Albany, New York 12211
View flowers blooming in the Shaker Herb Garden and wildflowers across the grounds.
The Stephen & Harriet Myers Residence: 194 Livingston Ave, Albany, NY 12210
See tulips at the Abram Johnson Garden at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence.
Ten Broeck Mansion: 9 Ten Broeck Pl, Albany, NY 12210
The Ten Broeck gardens are filled with tulips and other Spring blooms. Snap a photo with your pet in the gardens for "Pets & Petals: Fundraiser".
Albany City Hall: 24 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207
Tulips near the Philip Schuyler Statue.
Albany Pine Bush Preserve: 195 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
Search for small blooms and additional signs of Spring.
Albany Rural Cemetery: Cemetery Ave, Albany, NY 12204
Tulip carvings on a tombstone across from the Cornings and Palmer Angel.
Discover Albany Visitors Center: 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207
See tulips and other flowers in the large garden near Broadway.
Empire State Plaza
Tulips are located in the planters on the Empire State Plaza and around the grounds.
Irish American Heritage Museum: 21 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207
See tulips and flowers in the garden near the entrance to the museum.
New York State Capitol
Tulips located near the General Philip Sheridan Memorial.
New York State Museum: Outdoor Memorials: Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12210
View tulips along the side of the road near the NYS Korean War Veterans Memorial & NYS Women Veterans Memorial.
Pine Hollow Arboretum: 34 Pine Hollow Rd, Slingerlands, NY 12159
Many spring blossoms and blooms are located throughout the arboretum grounds.
Radix Ecological Sustainability Center: 153 Grand St, Albany, NY 12202
View the vegetable gardens, scattered flowers and other signs of Spring.
Academy Park: Academy Park, Albany, NY 12207
Spot the blooms and other signs of Spring in the park.
Lincoln Park: 228 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12202
View flowering trees, blossoms and other signs of Spring.
Tulip Sculpture at Wallenburg Park: 119 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207
View the "Night Fire" tulip sculpture at Wallenburg Park.
Tricentennial Park: Tricentennial Park, Albany, NY 12207
Tulips, along with lilies, are planted on both sides of the City Seal Monument.
City of Albany Drive-By Tulip Beds
The Bridge Garden: 300 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
8,000 - 10,000 tulips bulbs are planted in this large median garden.
Clinton Ave & Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
Roadway median at Clinton Ave & Broadway features three different tulip varieties (Red Emperor, Pink Impression and Blushing Lady).
The Madison Point: Madison Ave & Western Ave, Albany, NY 12208
The largest of the city's gardens is planted on the Madison Avenue Islands with 12,000 - 13,000 tulip bulbs planted.
Manning & New Scotland Garden: Between 615 and 635 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
View large perennial garden in the media next to the CVS and across from St. Peter's Hospital.
McCarty Avenue & Route 9W, Albany, NY 12209
See the small median garden with a variety of tulips.
State Street Islands: Between 144 State Street and 80 State Street Albany, NY 12207
See an assortment of 13,250 tulips in the five long and three small gardens in median of State Street.
Ten Eyck Gardens: 1 Ten Eyck Ave, Albany, NY 12209
View two "sister" gardens on the Corner of Delaware and White Hall full of iris, lilies, joe pie weed, yucca and tulips!
Van Rensselaer Blvd & Northern Blvd, Albany, NY 12204
A road median garden bed with a variety 1,000 tulips including the Flaming Flag tulip.
Washington Square: Washington Ave & West St., Albany, NY 12203
Round garden in center of median with a variety of mid to late blooming tulip bulbs.
Welcome to the South End Island: Green St & Vine St., Albany, NY 12202
View a variety of cheery tulip bulbs in the small median garden.
Western Avenue & Washington Avenue Point, Albany, NY 12203
Raised triangle garden in a median outside of the Engine One Firehouse with Firewords and Cape Town tulips.
Tulip Beds in Washington Park
The Birdhouse Garden: Washington Park Rd & Hudson Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Spy an impressive display of hand carved birdhouses by Albany artist William Schade in the center of a garden bed and see over 2,700 purple-lilac tulips mixed with a border of specialty bulbs including hyacinths and allium.
Englewood Garden: State St & Englewood Pl., Albany, NY 12203
View a round garden with weeping cherry trees for a backdrop and tulips.
Henry Johnson and State Gardens: State St & Henry Johnson Blvd, Albany, NY 12203
Two long rectangle gardens on both sides of the street feature a variety of tulips.
Henry Johnson Memorial Statue: Washington Park Rd, Albany, NY 12210
Entering Washington Park from Madison Avenue and Willett Street, take the left of the fork onto Washington Park Rd. To your left you will see a statue monument dedicated to Albany native, Sergeant Henry Johnson. In front, you will notice a stunning garden with gorgeous tulips.
Lancaster Garden: Washington Park Rd & Lancaster St, Albany, NY 12210
See 3,000 tulip bulbs in the round garden on the corner.
Washington Park Moses Area: Washington Park Rd, Albany, NY 12203
The King Memorial Fountain is in the center with Moses smiting the rock for water and surrounded by the four stages of life: infancy, youth, adulthood and old age. Each quadrant mirroring formal garden shapes and sizes of the others. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of over 90,000 spring bulbs. An array of shapes and sizes, early, mid to late blooms and colors of the rainbow.
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