A fortnight for spring flowers

Mother and four children picnic next to large tulip beds

The Easton family of Elkhart enjoys a picnic and some sketch time Monday at Reiman Gardens, surrounded by blooming tulip beds. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Starting today (April 18), Reiman Gardens will offer extended hours Thursday-Saturday during the last two weeks of April. Visitors may enjoy more than 50,000 tulips, hyacinths and other spring blooms until 8 p.m. those evenings (gift shop open until 7:30 p.m.). Check the gardens' social media sites for more details on peak bloom times. Regular gardens admission rates are in effect.