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Tulip Fields at Skagit Valley

Parent Category: Attractions
Created: 17 May 2016

Pictures below will take you on a virtual tour to the fabulous fields of tulips in bloom!

Photo from Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

Warm spring days bring joy and brightness into our lives. Especially this brightness is felt on a flower field. Every year thousands of tourists are invited to a beautiful event in the Skagit Valley. Brilliant displays of tulips invite people to take delight in their colorful beauty and splendid tenderness.

Unfortunately, climate changes has shifted and shortened the blooming time. Warm weather promotes growth of the tulips shortening their beautiful days.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival usually takes place April 1-30, but the first week of April is considered to be the beginning of blossom time, but warm winters and early spring has shifted this schedule.

Photo from Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

Tulip fields can be found throughout the valley between the towns of Mount Vernon and La Conner. Get into your car and drive along these lovely flowers, feel the aroma and enjoy the sweetness of the moment.

Two display gardens invite tourists not only to enjoy the beauty of the tulips, but also to order bulbs, buy bouquets, and take fabulous pictures. Residents of this place recommend coming early or staying late. First of all, morning light as well as evening light is much better for taking pictures, and you won’t see crowds of people during these hours.

Photo from Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde are the two display gardens where thousands of tulips are grown.

Tulip Town offers acres of colorful tulips (over 60 varieties) that brighten the fields. This farm is very kids-friendly, they have numerous activities for kids, such as kite-flying opportunities, trolley rides, face painting, etc. Tulip Town also includes indoor flower display, art gallery, cut flowers, etc. Pets aren’t allowed at either garden.

Photo from Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

The second tulip growing company is the Washington Bulb Co., famous for its’ ornamental garden RoozenGaarde with 750,000 tulips of 100 varieties. RoozenGaarde offers wonderful views not only of the blooming tulips, but also of the snowy and famous Mount Baker that sets a perfect background for the blooming fields.

William Roozen emigrated from the Netherlands in 1947 and started his family bulb company here. His company has started as a bulb farm on five acres of land, the meetings were held in a garage. But this small business has become the largest in the United States and is still owed by the Roozen family. Nowadays the company owns more than 1200 acres of fields with blooming tulips, daffodils and irises and 15 acres of greenhouses. Garden admission also includes parking at their off-site fields around the valley.

Photo from Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2016

Farms in the Skagit County produce more tulip, daffodil and iris bulbs than any other region of the United States.

Tulip Town
Address: 15002 Bradshaw Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 *Open 9-5 through Tulip Bloom. $6/admission, 6 and under free

GPS coordinates Tulip Town: N 48 25.683 W 122 25.429


Address: 15867 Beaver Marsh Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 *Open 9-6, $5.00 parking

GPS coordinates Roozangaarde: N 48 24.919 W 122 24.053

GPS coordinates of the tulip fields:

3/ N 48 23.856 W 122 25.251

5/ N 48 23.876 W 122 24.227

9/ N 48 24.662 W 122 23.445

12/ N 48 26.134 W 122 24.202

14/ N 48 26.461 W 122 25.896

18/ N 48 25.194 W 122 28.079

If you plan coming here, use information from the frequently updated map below:

These pictures were taken on April 8 and April 13, 2016


In order to get directions, click on the map below:

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Juliana Voitsikhovska

Information: Marina Petrova

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