The crocuses are blooming, and the daffodil fields are in bud. The Skagit flats are about 1.5 hours north of Seattle via I-5. The drive from Conway through the flats is beautiful this time of year, with the remaining flocks of Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese preparing for their migration north.
There are two main display gardens in the valley. One is run by the Roozengaarde's, and the other is Tulip Town. The main fields are nestled between the Skagit River, Mount Vernon and La Conner. The fields are daffodils, tulips or irises.
The Roozengaarde gardens are located Beaver Marsh Road in Mount Vernon. Visitors get the opportunity to view beautiful display gardens filled with 150 different flower varieties of various colors, sizes and shapes. Their fields lie behind the gardens, and may be visited too. The store offers cut tulips bouquets, and plants for the garden.
Photographers can fill-out paperwork, and get permission to photograph the gardens.
Tulip Town is located at 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon, WA. These gardens are surrounded by old farm equipment, from the original farm of the tulip bulbs. The garden has an authentic windmill built from the plans used for Dutch windmills. It was inspired from a visit to Holland.
This family-run farm and garden originally emigrated from Holland to Canada, then to the Skagit Valley in the 1950s. The gardens have evolved through the years. The store offers bulbs, art, kites, hand-made soaps, and more.
Photographers cannot use the gardens to photograph individuals or groups of people.
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