Presented by the Washington Park Conservancy in conjunction with The Department of General Services and the City of Albany

Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30

The Tulip Dig  & Sale will be Socially Distant on both days, so please be advised that the process will take longer this year. Only a certain number of people will be allowed into the Dig or Sale areas at the same time. Visitors should follow CDC guidelines for mask use.

We’re excited to announce that the Tulip Dig and Sale is back this year!  This annual rite of spring in Washington Park  is eagerly anticipated by area residents and avid gardeners inspired by the Park’s glorious tulip plantings to beautify their own gardens. Proceeds from the Tulip Dig & Sale support the Washington Park Conservancy’s efforts to help the city restore, preserve, and maintain Albany’s historic Washington Park.


Saturday, May 29

START TIME: 8:00am
(Dig begins at 8:00 but come early to get in line!  Event ends when all bulbs have been dug)

LOCATION:  Tulip Beds around the Moses Fountain

FEE: $10.00 for a bag of 30, limit 4 bags per person, while supplies last. Cash only (smaller denominations greatly appreciated.)


  • The tulip dig is limited strictly to designated beds, under the direction of park staff and volunteers.
  • Event will proceed rain or shine.
  • There will be a limited number of garden forks available to borrow for digging, but we urge you to bring your own.
  • We encourage diggers to bring recyclable grocery bags; otherwise  paper bags will be provided


  • A long-handled garden fork
  • Garden gloves
  • Comfortable, gardening-appropriate footwear
  • A hat



Sunday, May 30

START TIME: 9:00am
(Doors open at 9:00 am but come early to get in line! We will probably be sold out before 11:00 am)

LOCATION: Lake House

PROCESS:  Participants can purchase tulip bulbs that are already dug up and have been roughly pre-sorted by color.

FEE: $10 for a bag of 30 bulbs, limit 2 bags per person, while supplies last.   Cash only (smaller denominations greatly appreciated).