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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Skagit Valley, WA, Tulip Festival - 2017

Do yourself a favor - fill up the car and head to the Skagit Valley
If you put on warm clothes, take an umbrella and fight the Seattle traffic, you will be rewarded with the peak of this year's tulip blooms. 
We didn't see one single wilted tulip yesterday.
If you can not do it now, put this event on your April calendar for next year.

Most of the pictures were taken in the RoozenGaarde Display Garden. 

I am taking my hat off to its owners, designers, workers and everyone who makes a visit to their place such an awesome experience.
We go there almost every year and have never been disappointed. 
Every year, new tulip varieties are added (over 150 total), and the design of the flower beds and borders never repeats itself.

Look at these muscari, grape hyacinth! They are multi-colorful!

The old trees in the RoozenGaarde Display Garden are a real treasure, as well as rustic fences!


After touring the fields and gardens, you might want to treat yourself to a visit at the unique, charming and treasure-filled Christianson's Nursery
Have lunch in one of the cozy restaurants in La Conner.

***Copyright 2017 TatyanaS


  1. oh my God! Tanya my brain shortcircuits as I see these gorgeous pictures! Tulips are my absolute favorite flower, I just adore them but unfortuntaly in my climate I couldn't grow them to save my life. I would hyperventilate if I visited a place like that! Greetings from Argentina.

    1. Thank you MDN! I'm sorry you can't grow tulips, and I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures!

  2. Thanks for the preview! We will be going on Monday, rain or shine.

    1. Linda, I hope your visit will be dry and sunny! But, even rain and wind couldn't spoil the experience! And, the pictures look bright and not washed out when the skies are cloudy!

  3. What a special place! Thank you!

  4. Oh my, I think I am in heaven! I love, love tulips. What an amazing place; I've been to tulip festivals at a couple of botanic gardens, but I've never seen a display like this before. Thank you so much for sharing, Tatyana; your photos are stunning!

    1. Thank you Rose! I think they do a great job designing that Display Garden and maintaining it. Old trees and fences help to create a special atmosphere. Because of them, I feel myself as in a private country garden. I'm happy that you loved the pictures!

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you Klara! I do appreciate what they do there, year after year.

  6. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Anonymous, please use your name next time. Anonymous comments are getting deleted. I'm sorry you had such bad experience. I do know that weekends are very busy there, and even working days can be busy too. That is why we always go there in the middle of the week and early in the morning. Are you referring to RoozenGaarde? While the RoozenGaarde's address is Mount Vernon, that farm and the Display Garden are actually located closer to La Conner. So, I am not sure what place you were talking about. There is another place which charges admission as well. If you are talking about RoozenGaarde, I gladly paid $7, and I would pay twice more. So much time, effort and labor goes to creating that Display Garden. Agriculture is a tough business and yes, the farms rely on the Festival. It's a typical business practice. I will continue going to the Skagit Valley to enjoy the beauty and to support the tulip farmers. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  8. Replies
    1. Thank you Angela! Have a great weekend!

  9. I found your blog today. I love tulips but I have never seen so many tulips together. Thank you for your gorgeous photos. Michaela from Czech Republic

    1. Michaela, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Tulips are gorgeous flowers, and I am amazed with hybridizers' ability to create new varieties every year.

  10. There are no words sufficient to describe the glory that is this post full of tulips!


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