Thursday, April 9, 2015

Paseo West Neighborhood Blooms Along Troost

2014/15 was our very first season planting with the Paseo West Neighborhood and hooray, we buried over 8,000 tulip and daffodil bulbs (mostly with the help of PW neighborhood volunteers).

Today, 41 Action News took notice and interviewed Les Washington who leads the PW Neighborhood Association but it's the PW tulips that are doing the real dancing!

It's not too early to begin planning for your own Troost Avenue tulip garden(s).  Contact us soon and let us know what you'd like to see happen.    We'll be planting again in October which only 6 months away!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Volunteers Are Still Planting for Spring 2015

The next volunteer planting opportunity is Saturday, November 15, 2014 -- 10AM to Noon.  Meet at 901 Tracy Avenue (in front of Weird Stuff Antiques).  We've got tulip beds to finish there and then we'll move to City Union Mission at 11th Street and Troost Avenue.  Bundle up!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014 Fundraising and Planting

Help Change Troost Avenue For Good

It's not too late to make your contribution to put more bulbs in the ground this 2014 season and it's not too late to volunteer with us and join a planting team!  

All of our tulips get planted by community volunteers.

That means that 100% of your financial contribution goes to the purchase of tulip bulbs.   Already this season we've reached 10,000 bulbs!

Can you help plant?

Our next planting is this Saturday, November 1st at 10AM for the Paseo West neighborhood.  If you'd like to join us you can send an email to and we'll let you know times and locations.

Want to Schedule a Tulip Planting event in your neighborhood?

Contact for more details.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 23, 2014 -- Save The Date For A Very Special TOT Benefit -- Ravel String Quartet in F Major

Tulips on Troost is 8 years old this 2014 season and to express how Certified Petal Pushers think about tulips, we've scheduled a very special performance of Ravel's String Quartet in F Major featuring UMKC's Graduate Fellowship String Quartet.  Details and invitations for this event are about to be released and we wanted all our online followers to be the first to know.  So, save the date and visit this Ravel String Quartet fan page to better understand how music sometimes best expresses all that you want to say.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2824 Benton Blvd.
6PM to 8:30PM (String Quartet Performance at 7:30PM)

Please RSVP to
(816) 447-0539


Saturday, August 16, 2014

New East of Troost bumper stickers.  Nice.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The TOT Mission

Now that Tulips on Troost has been up and running for a few years, we thought it was time to remind everyone of our mission on Troost Avenue.

Tulips on Troost is a non-profit organization that aims to change the face of Troost Avenue by planting one million tulips along the Avenue by 2010. Through this activity, we will:
  • Bring deserved attention and respect to one of our city's most important founders, Dr. Benoist Troost
  • Give our city's residents alternative, new and significant ways to perceive race, color, and culture as it relates to Troost Avenue
  • Create opportunities for community members to cooperate in bettering the environment around them
  • Influence city planners and legislators to prioritize the revitalization of Troost Avenue
  • Attract citizens to take up residency, move/start their businesses, or simply become a consumer along Troost Avenue
  • Provide a powerful symbol of hope, achievement, and healing to everyone who observes the positive changes on Troost Avenue
Through this mission, we hope to inspire and motivate the citizens of Kansas City to recognize the value of neighborhood revitalization in some of the city's most historic districts. Whether you do this on your own, or whether you join us in beautifying Troost Avenue through volunteering, networking, or financial donations, we at Tulips on Troost invite you to partner with us in improving our city.