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!