2023 Tulip Festival Information
About RoozenGaarde | Need to Know | Festival FAQs | Flower with us
The tulips have been topped for the season and it is now time for the bulbs to get busy growing before the summer harvest! Please note that our fields are now green. Some color remains throughout the garden, but a little less with each passing day. For those expecting full color, we recommend waiting until next spring to visit. However, if you wish to catch a view and snap a picture or two of tulips this spring, then swing on by if you are in the area. RoozenGaarde is open and charging admission. View updates and make sure to bloom with us on Instagram and Facebook for updates!
Current RoozenGaarde hours are 9am - 6pm daily.
RoozenGaarde is world renowned spring destination featuring a 5 plus acre display garden + over 50 acres of tulips and daffodils in our field. The display garden is annually redesigned and replanted by hand with over 1 million bulbs and nearly 200 different tulip, daffodil, and other flower types. RoozenGaarde's large flower fields are filled with tens of millions of bulbs creating endless rows of breathtaking color. Visitors from across the world travel to the Skagit Valley to see the amazingly colorful patterns created throughout the garden and marvel at the rainbow of colors flowering throughout our field at RoozenGaarde.
Learn more about RoozenGaarde in the FAQ section below.
- RoozenGaarde is open year-round. Admission is charged throughout the spring bloom. Dates of admission depend on Mother Nature.
- Current RoozenGaarde hours: 9am - 6pm every day of the week.
- Pets are not permitted. Drones are prohibited.
- Re - entry is not permitted at RoozenGaarde. Please dress accordingly.
- Rain falls faster than it dries. Even on a sunny day our fields can have some mud puddles. Boots are always advised.
- RoozenGaarde is an outdoor garden and working farm
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The dates for each year's bloom will vary depending on Mother Nature. An early bloom occurs during warmer years while a later bloom results from colder temperatures. Additionally, how long the flowers remain in bloom again depends on Mother Nature. Colder temperatures mean a longer bloom while warmer temperatures mean a more compressed bloom schedule.
UPDATE (May 2023): This has been one of our latest blooms on record, but eventually all good things must come to an end. After May 7th the only color remaining will be the tulips blooming throughout our garden. The tulips in our fields must be "topped" so that the bulbs can grow. And since we are already running late on the tulip timeline this spring, it's time for those bulbs to get busy growing so we can harvest on schedule. RoozenGaarde remains open although we are not near as colorful as a short time ago. However, if you are in the area and hoping to see a few tulips this spring then come on by! We will continue charging admission through Mother's Day weekend.
The garden display always precedes and outlasts the color in our fields because it has a more sheltered environment (areas blocked from the wind, sunlight, etc) and is filled with many very early and late blooming tulip types. We almost always have lovely color in the garden into at least the first few days of May - if not longer.
RoozenGaarde is open year-round (7 days per week) but extends operating hours during the spring bloom.
Current hours are 9am - 6pm daily.
Gates close for entry at 6pm but visitors are typically allowed to stay until 7pm. Our parking lot gates are closed and locked 10 minutes after closing time so all visitors must exit the parking lot before this time. (Top of FAQs) (Top of page)
We recommend purchasing tickets in advance to help us provide the best possible experience for our visitors. Online ticket holders will have expedited entry lanes to the garden and a contact free entry experience. Walk up ticket purchases will also be accepted this spring.
Tickets are valid for a single entry on any date this season.
Admission is $15 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free. Admission includes free parking and access to our 5-acre display garden and endless rows of tulips and daffodils in our fields. RoozenGaarde also includes a gift shop and an exception offering of amazingly priced fresh cut tulips.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is an event celebrating all things Skagit Valley that centers around the blooming of our tulips. RoozenGaarde grows the vast majority of the tulips planted in the valley and is the preeminent destination for spring visitors during the month of April. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs from April 1 - April 30 each spring, but our tulips bloom according to Mother Nature. Some years they begin blooming as early as mid-March and other years they last a week into May.
This year we expect the best of the bloom to last through May 1st BUT we will have some lovely color in our garden through Mother's Day. How long the tulips last in our field is tbd and weather dependent. RoozenGaarde is open year round and features daffodils in bloom before the tulips and a smaller amount of summer dahlias and zinnias.
RoozenGaarde is on both Instagram and Facebook - follow and flower with us @roozengaarde.
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Follow along as we share the beauty of our bloom and provide updates on the status of the bloom this spring.
We love our pets, but they are not allowed at RoozenGaarde during the spring bloom. Thank you for asking in advance.
Drones are strictly prohibited at RoozenGaarde and our flower fields. This policy is in place for several reasons - the safety of our guests, our ability to continue to rent space from local landowners, requirements from our insurance company, etc. We understand that many of our visitors own drones and are outstanding pilots, so we thank you for leaving your UAV's at home.
Please plan and dress appropriately. We recommend dressing for the weather forecast and always wearing appropriate footwear. Be aware of the weather for the days preceding your visit as well as the day of - just because it is sunny and dry on the day you visit does not mean that our fields will be dry! Heavy rainfall does not dry in a day and a period of prolonged rainfall can make the fields muddy which can take even longer to fully dry.
We lay thousands of meters of sand on the roadways throughout our fields and make every attempt to create the best possible pathways, but RoozenGaarde is still a working farm, and paved walkways do not exist. Gravel pathways and grass can be found throughout the garden, but some low-lying areas can still become soggy during periods of prolonged rainfall. Boots are always recommended unless it is more of a summer than spring in April.
Yes, we do. The first row of our parking lot is reserved for handicap and assisted parking. This parking will fill up on nice weather days, but we will still attempt to park individuals as close as possible when possible. Please keep in mind that RoozenGaarde covers a large space and will require some moving around to see all the tulips. However, we do have some areas just inside the garden entry that are full of color!
RoozenGaarde is mostly tulips, gravel, grass, and soil in the fields. We also lay thousands of meters of sand on our walkways through the fields. Ease of accessibility is often determined by weather, but your wheelchair or device should also be considered. After a prolonged period of nice weather our grass and field pathways can become quite firm and compact, but pathways with crushed gravel will remain unchanged in rain or sun. Lots of rain can lead to soggy grass and muddy fields which may take days to dry.
Accessibility for wheelchairs and walkers can be challenging, but we also have many individuals who visit our farm each year using one or the other. This year's field location is a rather short walk, but the field is big. Benches will be placed along the walkway. The 5-acre display garden has an abundance of color in a much smaller space and does not require as much movement to enjoy.
Yep. We have food vendors on site who remain open until 6pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends. Hamburgers and hotdogs, coffee and espresso, ice cream, fudge, kettle corn, and some other offerings.
The tulips bloom whether it rains or shines so RoozenGaarde is open whether it rains or shines. Take advantage of the rain and come on out for a visit... you might find you have RoozenGaarde almost all to yourself!
Bulbs can be pre purchased for the fall during your spring visit. You may also purchase bulbs online at www.tulips.com. All our tulip and daffodil bulbs are currently planted in our fields and will flower this spring. After flowering, the plant feeds the bulb growing beneath the soil until early summer when we begin harvest. We then sort, size, and quality check the bulbs before sending our customers the biggest and best bulbs for your home and garden in the fall. We plant our garden with the same bulbs we send our customers, so we know they are the best bulbs available!
Yep! Fresh from our fields. And they are spectacular! Plan to go home with bunches. Tulips are picked fresh from our fields each morning and will easily travel to wherever you are headed later in the day or even overnight!
They sure will. Tulips are well hydrated when picked from our fields. Each stem will seal after picking to prevent loss of moisture. Traveling to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Miami? No problem. We ship fresh cut flowers across the country throughout the year. Even after 24 hours in transit these stems are still farm fresh. Heck, you'd have to pick some out of your own garden to find something fresher.
Give your stems a fresh cut about an inch from the end (like cutting celery) and then place in cool water to hydrate. Remember that tulips placed in cooler environments will last longer than those in warmth or direct sunlight. Consider placing your tulips outside overnight (it the temps stay above freezing) to prolong their bloom.
The more, the better! We ask that you don't pick any flowers and that you please always remain on the main walkways. Please post and share and tag us on Instagram and Facebook @roozengaarde.
Professional photographers or those looking to use images depicting our flowers for marketing, media, or other commercial purposes are required to sign a
Visit RoozenGaarde and you will not regret it!
- RoozenGaarde is annually redesigned and replanted in the fall - all by hand!
- Each year the patterns and blooms are brand new.
- Featuring over 1 million bulbs and 150+ varieties of tulips.
- 5-acre+ display garden + 50 acres of tulips and daffodils in the fields.
- The garden expands a little bit each year.
- Endless rows of tulips and daffodils in our fields.
- About 25.000 hours are spent planting and caring for the garden each year.
- Did you know RoozenGaarde features a smaller amount of summer color as well? Dahlias and zinnias. Stop on by if you are in the area.
"Roozen" means rose in Dutch and is our family last name. We've been growing tulips in Holland since the early 1700's and in the Skagit Valley for over 75 years. "Gaarde" means garden. Put them together and you get rose garden. Just a bit ironic since we happen to be a world renown destination for tulips!
Yes, we are! By the Roozen family. William Roozen emigrated from Holland to the Skagit Valley in 1947 and five years later had saved enough money to purchase five acres of land and start his own farm. Fast forward 75 years, 10 kids, 36 grandchildren, lots of great grandchildren and millions upon millions of tulips and here we are - still growing tulips on the same land William Sr first purchased decades ago... both the farm and the family have grown a bit since then. There is a good chance you'll find a few of them somewhere amongst the tulips on any given day but especially during the spring.
We have LOTS of port a potties that we have cleaned twice daily. Unfortunately, our septic system cannot handle a high number of spring flushes, but we also find the twice daily service keeps our potties pretty clean!
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