Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Make plans to take in the special Azalea and Spring Flower Trail events.
This year’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will be held March 20 – April 5, 2015.
We have additional Spring events and year-round attractions to assure your visit to Tyler, Texas is a pleasant one!
The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail travels through eight miles of residential gardens and historic homes sites. The two trails have been routed to maintain an orderly traffic flow so visitors can see as many flowers as possible. From the courthouse on North Broadway, follow the specifically marked Azalea Trail signs southward to enjoy this outstanding celebration of Spring in East Texas.
To learn more about our Azalea & Spring Flower Trail, check out these links:
The Azalea Belles
The official greeters of the Azalea Trail are known as the Azalea Belles, young women from the Tyler area who dress in antebellum gowns. The belles are chosen each year from area high schools or home school families.
The young women have an opportunity to promote Tyler, greet tourists and pose for photographs in front of scenic azalea bushes in the historic brick street district.
This years Azalea Belles from left to right top to bottom: Ashley Ward, Aliya Harris, Amanda Carrell, Azalia Lopez, Caroline Onwuzu, Dezarae Cortez, Elizabeth Bridges, Ellie Youngblood, Emily Adkins, Erica Thomas, Ginnie Jeske, Haley Butler, Hannah Cooper, Hannah Horton, Joanna Moran, Kayla Edge, Kaylee Williams, Kelsey Connor, Keylee Smith, Lacie Phelps, Laura Clayton, Lauren Evans Lauren Lewis, Madelyn Oney, Madison Jobe, Megan Davis, Megan Pirtle, Rachel Flanders, Rebekah Flanders, Skylar Wood, Ty’Eisha Cooper, and Valerie Parker
Each year, to add to the fun of the Trail, we host an annual photo contest. It’s really easy to enter. Just take photos of people having fun at your favorite Tyler attractions, events, or local businesses, or of the beautiful Azalea Trail scenery. Then either upload them to Facebook or to Instagram using the tag #AzaleaPhotoContest15. That’s it! The top three best photos will be selected by popular fan vote on Facebook. Photos can be submitted March 20 – April 19. Prizes are: Grand Prize – $100; First-Runner Up – $75; Second-Runner Up$50. Please read the official rules and submission instructions below.
The bunnies are back and hiding along the Trail. Each year, to add to the fun of the Trail, we host a Bunny scavenger hunt. It’s really easy to play. Download the clues at the link below or pick a form up at the Chamber of Commerce, fill out the back with the correct answers, then return to them to the Chamber of Commerce. When the Trail is over we’ll draw from the returned forms for the top 3 winners. This activity is always a favorite for families. Good luck bunny hunting!
Progress of the Blooms (in order from earliest to most recent) and the 2015 Azalea Belles
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