Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
March 25-April 10, 2022
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.
Enjoy this glimpse into past spring seasons. (Released 4/6/20)
Bloom Update – Updated April 26, 2021
This is where we will show blooms from the currently season. Until spring gets here, enjoy these photos from last year’s Azalea & Spring Flower Trail.
Volunteer with Our Rose City Ambassador Program
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.