Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
March 24-April 9, 2023
Visit Tyler each spring when we celebrate the season with more than ten miles of residential gardens and historic home-sites covered with azaleas, tulips, wisteria, dogwood, and more. This annual spring event has been described as a floral wonderland and a photographer’s paradise. The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail takes place in March and April each year. Springtime in Tyler is one of the best times of the year to stroll the brick streets and enjoy the beauty of the area.
Follow Visit Tyler on Facebook for a progress of the blooms as the date gets closer.
Bloom Update – Updated April 26, 2022
We have reached peak and are on the downhill side of azalea season. There are a few bushes that are late bloomers, so you still might see some azaleas, but it won’t be anywhere near the number of blooms during peak. There are still several spring blooms to be seen including Japanese Maples, red buds, roses, and more. Because of severe thunderstorms this month, even though a lot of the damage has been cleaned up, you can still expect to see some downed trees, damaged homes, and debris along the Trail. Tyler is a beautiful place to visit during the spring. Click here for a full list of events and here for our favorite patios.
Volunteer with Our Rose City Ambassador Program
Introducing the inaugural Rose City Ambassador class:
All Saints Episcopal School – Eleena Akotia, Catelin Khalaf, Kate Moore, Caroline Wells
The Brook Hill School – Jakub Jirko, Seohyeon (Ellena) Lee, Ashley Nguyen
Cumberland Academy High School – Cayl Blasingame, Gabriel Mabulay, Addison Petty
Early College High School – Avery Henderson
Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School – Antonio Pereda, Cecilia Shick
Tyler Legacy High School – Alexander Bergfeld, Reese Cooper, Noah Kimmel, Namarie Perez, Carter Wells
UTT University Academy – Mitchell Campbell, Isabella Romero
Whitehouse High School – Sarah Klooserman
Homeschool – Berean Matthews (Classical Conversations), Hannah McKinney
Read more about the program here.
Our new Rose City Ambassador Program is a great way for high school students to gain knowledge about Tyler, greet visitors, earn community service hours, and grow their communication skills. One of the four opportunities to volunteer through this program is during the Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. We hope you will apply to be our next Rose City Ambassador; the application deadline is January 31, 2022.
For more information and to download the Rose City Ambassador Program Application, click here.
AZALEA TRAIL EVENTS
The entire Trail is approximately 8 miles.
The Lindsey Trail was the original trail. A second trail, the Dobbs Trail (Rusk Trail), was added to accommodate additional homes displaying flowers and azaleas that bloomed during the Trail. As more homes were added, it became confusing, if not impossible, to design a single trail that could be easily followed. Both trails have and will be changed as more homes and streets participate.
The trails are named after the streets where they become distinct trails.
Parking is allowed on any of the streets with the exception of South Broadway Ave (U.S. 69). Two of the most popular places to park:
South College Avenue, between Lindsey Lane and Dobbs Street near Bergfeld Park.
Belmont Drive, between First & Second Street, is a great place to stretch your legs and see the flowers and azaleas up close and personal.
For the safety of the residents who live in the Azalea District, visitors are encouraged to doing a driving tour of the Trail.
You can expect cool weather in the mornings, warming up in the afternoon. Texas weather, however, can change rapidly causing temperatures to cool or rainy weather. It is best to wear layers of clothes that can be removed if the temperature turns warm.
Unfortunately, because of the unprecedented winter storm that occurred in Tyler (and Texas) in February, there will not be very many azalea blooms this year. However, Tyler is still a beautiful place to visit during spring, and some blooms you can expect to see include crabapples, deciduous azaleas, dogwoods, ornamental pears, spirea, tulips, and wisteria. If you are worried about your plants after the freeze, please see our resources above on how to assess if your plant is damaged. We will be keeping a progress of the blooms above as spring gets closer as well.