Cincinnati Zoo’s 100,000+ tulips close to peak bloom


Spring has officially arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo, with a sea of ​​brightly colored tulips near the bloom.

Every spring, the grounds of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens are transformed into a sea of ​​bright oranges, yellows, reds and pinks.

Millions of flowers bloom each year, attracting visitors from across the nation to the zoo’s annual Zoo Blooms celebration.

When exactly is the peak bloom? Zoo officials said it was difficult to pinpoint the maximum tulip time, but you couldn’t go wrong visiting April 7-15. Look for bright yellow and white daffodils that are in bloom throughout the park. Many varieties of red and yellow tulips bloom first, followed by the main bloom.

More than 100,000 tulips deliver every imaginable color.

The flowering bulbs are complemented by thousands of flowering trees and bushes. As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo features one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Dubbed the “tulip craze,” Zoo Blooms features more than a million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring onions that explode with color.

More information about this year’s blooms – as well as events and COVID-19 regulations – click here.