The cherry blossoms in Washington DC always mark the beginning of spring for me. They seem to bloom right when the weather is about to get warm and they get me so excited for other flowers to start blooming in the area.
And tulips are no exception to that. This was my first time ever visiting Burnside Farms in Nokesville, Va, located about an hour away from the capital. I’ve heard of this farm before because of the sunflowers that bloom later in the summer and their beautiful tulip field, so made sure to start following them on Instagram. I didn’t want to miss out on another year without visiting the farm.
I know it’s very common to photograph the rows of tulips, but I went on a particularly cloudy day. They looked so fluffy in the sky that I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to photograph these tulips with a lot of negative space. For me, it was my favorite way of seeing this space.
It was a surprise to me that we were even allowed to pick the tulips. Andrew and I came home with a really nice bouquet. Thanks, Burnside!
Other than the beautiful tulip field, there was a nice kid play area and little nods to the Netherlands entering the fields and around the tulips. A few large wooden shoes were perfect for a quick photo op and a windmill that was a little smaller than what you’d see in Europe but still fun to see. Overall, I’d recommend this farm to anyone who would like to spend some time outdoors. Going to a tulip farm like this is something I had never done before, and I really enjoyed it.