Skagit Valley -
Part I of III
I haven't been south of the border for the last three months. I found the perfect excuse with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Before heading to the flower fields we did a quick visit to La Conner. La Conner Rainbow Bridge provides a glimpse of the inland passage around Skagit County.
La Conner is the hub for one of the largest tulip festivals in the United States, with more than 100,000 visitors during its 17-day run each April.
Then a visit to the tulips fields. There are two big farms where you can see the tulips in bloom. This time we visited Tulip Town. The other one is called Roozengaarde -- maybe for next year --
These gardens have been created by two tulip growers - Washington Bulb Company and Skagit Valley Bulb Farm -
In Tulip Town you can see indoor gardens
The water wheel is one the nicest indoor garden ideas that I have ever seen.
The founder of this place, Amos Boudreau, immigrated from Holland to Canada in 1956, then moved to Mount Vernon in 1957.
After leaving the indoor gardens you are welcome for an authentic windmill with water ponds.
This farm is open during the Skagit Vally Tulip Festival until the end of the bloom.
And here we are, ready to walk on the fields, with more of 60 varieties of tulips to stroll through
Driving Distance from Vancouver: 140 km ( 87.5 miles)
End of Part I