If you love Alice in Wonderland, you’ll love Tulips at Twilight. The Friends of Ward-Meade went all out for this springtime extravaganza. The final two days are Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15.
More than 800 candles are lit by hand – and later blown out with a leaf blower. Stroll along the candle-lit path and marvel at the flowers – both real and handcrafted. Giant tulips of different colors, lit from the inside and made of a synthetic fabric, make quite a statement. Larger than life, they create a visual sensation of a magic world, a la Alice in Wonderland.
Live music from 6:30-8 p.m. adds to the appeal. Those visiting Friday will hear Rachel Louise Taylor. Saturday night features Luke Broxterman. On the first night of Tulips at Twilight, we I arrived too late for the music. But my husband and I took a handcar ride with an Old Prairie Town volunteer. After that, all of us laughing, we imagined how terrific something like this could be at Halloween. Or for a large gathering of any kind.
Get out there this weekend and see it for yourself. Don’t forget that your $5 donation supports the purchase of next year’s tulips. Thank you to the Friends of Ward Meed for taking this leap. You’ve done something awesome.