In early spring, the landscape is dotted with 350 acres of tulips as part of the around La Conner, Burlington, and Mount Vernon. View the show gardens at and , where a replica Dutch windmill is a perfect photo backdrop.
In May, purple hues take center stage during , a tradition since 1938. Complete the technicolor adventure with a stroll through , collectively more than 90 acres. Additional floral festivities bloom every May in Port Townsend during the , featuring fun runs, sports events, and more.
The perfume of lavender draws travelers to Sequim’s every July. The three-day event includes a music stage, beer garden, and lavender-infused fare, from ice cream to cocktails. Visit seven local farms free of charge, where you can find fragrant souvenirs.
Travel to Mount Rainier to marvel at the abundance of blooms (peak season is mid-summer to early fall). Hundreds of wildflower species blanket the fields, and viewing opportunities abound for hikers and day strollers alike.
-- Deanna Duff
Photo Credit: Port of Seattle / Deby Dixon