We offer Downtown Seattle Sheraton (1400 6th Ave) hotel pickups for free at 7:30 AM. We can also pickup at the Swamp Creek Park and Ride in Lynnwood, WA between 8-8:15 AM. All garden admission fees ($18.00) are included in your ticket price with VIP entrance to enjoy the gardens.
Tour Ticket Cost Per Person: $99.00 + Taxes/Fees
PLEASE NOTE: We will be adding additional dates in January, when we know the approximate dates for the beginning of the tulips blooms. April 5-15th are the dates we can be sure of at this time.
Mt. Vernon Tulip Fields
Our tour begins in our comfortable custom ordered mini coaches as we journey through scenic farmlands and across the Skagit River with Mount Baker as a backdrop. Our first destination will be the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon Washington. Here we will spend time at pre-selected vantage points to help you get the best photo based on the current light and colors of the tulip and daffodil fields when in bloom.
We then visit the beautiful flower gardens at Roozen Gaarde, owned by the Roozen family – bulb growers in Holland and the United States since the early 1700s. Growing in their display Garden you will have the opportunity to photograph 90+ tulip varieties in addition to many more varieties of daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, iris, & specialty flowers. Planted just behind the garden is a 15-acre tulip field filled with seemingly endless rows of color. Don't forget to pick up their free catalog where you can buy over 140 varieties of bulbs. Shutter Tours includes the admission fee to this garden as part of your tour price. Check out our blog post to learn more about the planting season at Roozengaarde.
La Conner, Washington
Avoiding the large, mid-day crowds at the gardens, we then set out to historic waterfront village of La Conner, Washington. This picturesque town was voted both the "Most Romantic Getaway" and "The best town to capture the Northwest spirit". Here you will have time to shop at many of the interesting stores including a glass blowing studio, The Woodworking Merchant, and enjoy a meal at one of the many award winning restaurants.
Tulip Town is a perfect place to stop after lunch with a wonderful indoor display, art gallery and multi-colored fields that explode with colors. The fields planted here have alternating colors about every ten rows to make your afternoon one you will not forget.
Along the way, we might have the opportunity to stop and see the Snow Geese as they make their way back to their Summer breeding grounds off the coast of Siberia on Wrangel Island. This is a sight in itself and we'll be sure to scout ahead of time to see where the geese might be.