Dutch Connection | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

Dutch Connection

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 02/28/2021
Get an early peek at spring this February at the museum’s annual Dutch Connection floral display. A welcome treat in the midst of winter, the show features thousands of colorful tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, freesias, and spring annuals filling areas of George Eastman’s historic mansion.

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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

At-Home Activities

Escape the cold weather with these fun, family-friendly, activities inspired by the flowers in our Dutch Connection display! 

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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George Eastman Museum


900 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States


(585) 327-4800
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10 am - 5 pm Thurs - Sat, 11 am - 5 pm Sun.
Museum Members Free, Adults $18, Seniors (65+) $16, Students (w/ID) $7, Youth (age 5-7) $7, Children (4 and under) Free. Free museum admission for SNAP and EBT cardholders and their families, and for active-duty military personnel and their families.


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