April is for Tulips!

April is Tulip Festival month! Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are several large bulb farms and gardens that specialize in and highlight the lovely Tulip. One of the largest festivals takes place in western Washington State just west of the city of Mt Vernon. I am referring to the very popular Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. With a bit of cooperation from Mother Nature, the tulip fields are abloom and open for public viewing through most of the month of April.

Another popular Tulip Festival in Washington State is the Woodland Tulip Festival, located in southwest Washington in Woodland. This festival is hosted by Holland America Bulb Farms. Special weekend activities are held on two weekends during the month of April. In Oregon, there is a big Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm located in Woodburn. The celebration lasts from April through the first week of May, giving you plenty of time to view the fields and displays.

And, of course, there are plenty of regional garden parks and smaller bulb farms and nurseries that have plenty of colorful tulips to view this time of year. Hurry and get out there to see these beautiful blooms! Because, once they’re gone, you’ll have to wait another whole year until next spring!

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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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12 Responses to April is for Tulips!

  1. rdowney86 says:

    I just went to the Tulip Festival here in Woodburn Oregon. I went for the first time last year and LOVED it. So many beautiful flowers. Your pictures are gorgeous!!! Hope you had fun!

    • Thank you! I wish I could attend all of the Tulip Fests, but alas, I have to pick and choose due to travel distances between them all. And, of course, weather conditions play a big part as well.

  2. selah says:


  3. I completely agree with that title! Wonderful pictures, mesmerizing colors.

  4. Tulips are so cheerful and bright. They are one of my spring favorites. Great pics. I should drop by a tulip fest one of these years, your beautiful photos have surely inspired me.

  5. samacwns says:

    There’s also the Degode Bulb Farm in Mossyrock. 🙂 Love your pictures!

  6. Thanks for sharing the wonderfulphotos! Our tulips are already done due to the warm March that we had, and our big regional tulip festival is the first week of May. There won’t be any left at all for it.

    • I’ve read about the unusually warm spring your area of the country has had. It’s nice to have spring arrive a bit early, but as you pointed out, there won’t be any tulips left around for your tulip festival. How unfortunate!

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