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Dutch Connection Bulb Sale
A variety of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and more are available for sale. This year, we are offering two ways for you to take home the sights and smells of spring:
- On-site: When you visit the museum to see Dutch Connection, bulbs will be available for purchase during regular museum hours in the Dryden Theatre lobby. (First come, first served; no pre-order available for on-site sale.)
- Online with Curbside Pickup: You may order bulbs online and schedule a time to pick them up curbside.
- Curbside pickup is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, February 8–28, between 9 and 10 a.m. only (you must schedule a pickup time when you place your order)
- Use this form to place your curbside order: Curbside Pickup for Bulb Sale
Just for Kids Bulb Kit
Due to COVID-19, we are not offering our onsite kids planting activity this year; however, we have a free Just for Kids Bulb Kit to take home.
Kits can be picked up onsite in the Dryden Theatre Lobby during regular museum hours, or can be ordered for curbside pickup using our online ordering form (available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, February 8–28, between 9 and 10 a.m. only; you must schedule a pickup time when you place your order).
Once you get your kit, head online for a video tutorial on planting a bulb and other Dutch Connection related activities on our website at eastman.org/kids.
Escape the cold weather with these fun, family-friendly, activities inspired by the flowers in our Dutch Connection display!
- Video: How to Plant a Bulb
- PDF Instructions: How to Plant a Bulb
- Coloring Pages: Dutch Connection Flowers
- Blog Post: Advice on Growing Indoor Plants
About Dutch Connection
Between 1905 and 1932, George Eastman ordered tens of thousands of bulbs from Holland every year. The orders were mostly for tulips, narcissus, and hyacinths for indoor forcing, and tulips for outside beds. Eastman’s annual bulb orders were inspired by the flower fields he saw while bicycling through the countryside during a trip to Holland in 1895. The present-day display is inspired by Eastman’s original orders placed with Dutch bulb companies.
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