The Best Spring Tulip Trips in Skagit Valley: When is the best time to go?

Colorful Tulips at Skagit Valley


Now is a great time to make a plan to come visit the Skagit Valley. See and experience the amazing and colorful fields of tulips. Don't wait too long because tulip blooms doesn't last long. Tulip gardens are open to the public for about a month. 


colorful tulips in Skagit County

 

What is a Tulip?

Tulips are a type of flower that are native to the Netherlands. They come in many colors and sizes, with some tulips reaching up to 18 inches tall.

Tulips were first introduced to the United States in 1806 by a Dutchman named Peter Coenraad Weyenbergh. He was sent by the Dutch government as an ambassador to help build trade relations with the U.S.

The tulip is a symbol of love and beauty, but also represents rebirth and hope, which is why they are often given at funerals.

colorful fields of Tulip in Skagit County


How to Prepare for a Spring Trip to Skagit County for Tulips?

Travelling to Skagit County in the springtime has many benefits. The weather is perfect, the flowers are blooming, and there are plenty of places to explore. Here are some tips on what you should bring with you and what you should wear when visiting this area in Washington State. 

Bring:

  • Rain Boots - It can get muddy in the fields even if the sun is shining. 
  • Rain gear - just incase you missed the weather forecast. Rain is plentiful in this part of the world. 
  • Extra layer of clothing - sometimes the wind can get chilly.
  • Hat - cover those beautiful face from the ray of sun. 
  • Camera/phone/tripod - and take lots of photos!
  • Good vibes!



Colorful Tulips in Skagit Valley

How to get to Skagit Valley?

Skagit County is located in the Puget Sound region of Washington state and is bordered by the Northern Cascade Range to the east and the Puget Sound to the west.

From SeaTac Airport to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is about 75 miles north and mostly using I-5. But to go see the gardens, it will add few extra miles. Check out the addresses below for Tulip Gardens.



What Tulip Gardens will be open to public in April 2022? 

  • RoozenGaard 

      • Entrance Fee $15 - Children under 2 is free. 
      • Parking is free with the admission.
      • Tickets can be purchase online by going to www.tulip.com
      • Location: 15867 Beaver Marsh Rd. Mt. Vernon, Washington 98273
      • Phone: (360) 424-8531

  • Garden Rosalyn 

      • Entrance Fee $12 - Children 3 and under is free 
      • Parking is free
      • 16648 Jungquist Rd. Mt. Vernon, Washington 98273 
      • Phone: (360) 202-7982

  • Tulip Town 

      • Entrance Fee $15 for age 12+, $7 for 6-11 years old, Children under 5 is free. 
      • Parking and trolley ride is free with the admission
      • To purchase tickets go to www.tuliptown.com
      • Location: 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mt. Vernon, Washington 98273
      • Phone: (360) 424-8152

Colorful Fields of Tulips in Skagit Valley

What are the Best Things to do in Skagit County during Spring?

Spring is a time of renewal, and the tulip fields in Skagit County are a perfect place to experience the beauty of this season.

Skagit County is home to some of the best things to do during spring. The tulip fields are an iconic part of this season, but there are many other things to enjoy as well.

The Tulip Festival is an annual event that takes place in April when the tulips are in full bloom and has been celebrated for over 65 years.

Other events include: 

  • Tulip Parade - April 09, 2022
  • Downtown Mt. Vernon Street Fair - April 15-17, 2022
  • 2022 Poster Artist Jack Gunter Appearances - April 13 and 27
  • Skagit Chili & Chowder Cook-Off - April 02



Blooming tree with colorful Tulips in Skagit Valley

What are the Best Places to Visit in Skagit County?

Skagit County is a rural area with many scenic views and natural attractions. Here are some of the best places to visit in Skagit County:

  •  Bay View State Park: This park has a wide variety of activities for all ages including camping, fishing, or exploring nature trails. 
  • Mount Vernon: Visit George Washington's historic home while admiring views of picturesque farmland. 
  • Anacortes Community Museum: This museum offers free admission and tells stories about Skagit County's history, culture, and natural environment. 
  • City of Anacortes: Spend time in beautiful downtown Anacortes or visit one of the many local wineries.
  • Fort Worden State Park: This park is terrific for activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, and camping.
  • Point Hudson Lighthouse: This lighthouse offers two tours a day every day


Father in son at red field of Tulips
Father and Son
Red Tulips Field


Father and son in the fields of colorful tulips
Father and Son
Fields of Colorful Tulips

Boy playing in the mud puddle, tulip fields
This is why you should bring rain boots. It's ok if you don't have one or you simply don't want to use it but it's best if you do and especially for kids that wants to play in the mud puddle.


Mother and Son with beautiful Tulip garden
Tulip Fields with the view of Mt. Baker


Heart shape, I Love You, red and white tulips
I love you


Manicured and colorful tulip garden


Beautiful and colorful tulip garden


Lady in the garden of tulips
Fields of purple

Colorful Tulips in Skagit Valley
Pink, yellow, and red

If you want to enjoy a spring trip to Skagit County for tulips, then you should go during the month of April. Come see the breathtaking burst of endless colors!




Colorful Tulips
And don't forget to buy fresh cut tulips to take home with you or give to someone




Colorful yard tulips in bloom


Amazing tulip garden


Colorful Tulip garden


Colorful tulip garden

*the pictures above were taken last year in RoozenGaarde. 

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