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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024 welcomes spring

Experience the natural beauty of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024 in Washington State, where you can immerse yourself in a sea of vibrant colours that herald the arrival of spring.

Every April, this rural community, located one hour south of the Canada-US border and one hour north of Seattle, WA, celebrates spring by transforming its valley into a breathtaking canvas filled with millions of colourful tulips.

Last Friday, I visited RoozenGaarde, one of the four Skagit Valley Tulip Festival gardens, to witness the season’s first tulip blooms and learn about its agricultural heritage.

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024

The name RoozenGaarde translates to Rose Garden in their Dutch language. But the tulips they grow are synonymous with both the Roozen family and the Skagit Valley.

RoozenGaarde offers a beautiful 5-plus-acre tulip garden with a green and white windmill near the entrance. This makes it convenient for those who may want to avoid walking into the farm fields. During my visit, the garden was partially in bloom, but most tulip varieties were on display.

Even on an overcast weekday, visitors immerse themselves in the beauty of nature as they wander through outdoor display gardens and vast fields bursting with acres of blooming tulips and daffodils. 

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024

Acres of yellow and white daffodils

Beyond the garden display were acres filled with yellow and white daffodils. To the southeast, I walked past hundreds of tulip rows in shades of red, yellow, purple, green, orange, pink, lavender, and white. 

It was a weekday, so there were fewer crowds. I enjoyed strolling along the tulip rows, taking photos, and disconnecting from the office.

RoozenGaadre has a lovely gift shop open all year round, where you can purchase fresh-cut flowers. During the festival, there are food services and covered picnic tables for the whole family to enjoy. 

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024

Tulip bloom season last only three weeks

I bought my admission ticket online before departure, which is cheaper than purchasing them at the door. Ticket prices on weekdays are slightly less expensive than on weekends. There’s plenty of free parking available across the street.

During the festival, four tulip gardens are open to the public: RoozenGaarde, Tulip Town, Garden Rosalyn, and Tulip Valley Farms. Each venue has a unique farm setting suitable for families of all ages.

Don’t miss out on the stunning beauty of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024, as the tulip bloom season lasts only three weeks!

Experience the magic of nature’s artistry at its finest during your visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2024—an escapade filled with beauty, serenity, and travel memories to last a lifetime. 

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