Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
March 22-April 8, 2024
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.
Cowboy Carriages will be doing carriage rides in the Azalea District. Rides will begin at Bergfeld Park (Pick up will be on College St.). They will be there DAILY, 1:00pm-6:00pm through, April 9th (even Easter Sunday).
Prices will range from $5 being the shortest ride, about 5-7 minutes max, and going up to $30 each (approx. 20-25 minutes). Children 3 and under are free. There are 2 carriages, one that holds 4 comfortably, and the other holds 12-14 people.
Reservations are available but only for parties 6 or more: Mark 903-681-2647
Check out the Azalea’s from the past:
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.
There are no specific hours on the trail. We suggest daylight hours 8-8 out of respect for the home owners.
Volunteer with Our Rose City Ambassador Program
Introducing the inaugural Rose City Ambassador class:
-Tyler Legacy – Alexander Bergfeld, Reese Cooper, Noah Kimmel, Namarie Perez, Morgan Miller, Luannie Perez & Avery Greer
-All Saints Episcopal School – Catelin Khalaf
-Bishop T.K. Gorman – Antonio Pereda, Eli Mahfood & Robby Dowdell
-Cumberland Academy – Addison Petty
-Grace Community – Amelia (Mia) Turner, Clark Carter & Wilson Smith
-The Brook Hill School – Lena Squyres, Anya Arseienko & Sarah Bang
-Abeka Academy (Homeschool) – Naomi Fenton
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.