Annual tulip festival, Roozengarde

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Entrance to Roozengarde

Since moving to Seattle in 2010, I'd always heard about this spot being a massive tourist draw, but one really needs to visit it to see the extent of its popularity. I'd never really driven up north before, so I enjoyed the drive more than anything else. It took me about 1 hour to reach Mount Vernon but who's to complain, it was beautiful!

There are several spots they show the tulips so I chose Roozengarde as my first taste. The carpark, well, makeshift carpark went on and on , on a gravel road. So many people! And a huge huge queue of people waiting to get in. The tackiest part about this place is they grow tulips right as you enter, talk about tourist trap.

But for a first timer for this kind of thing (I'd NEVER been to tulip field before), it was amazing.

By the entrance gates
Although it does get a bit tiring soon. The flowers all start to look the same. And the other thing I realised - photos can't capture the real beauty, infact the photos almost make the flowers look fake. There was a fake windmill thrown in for good measure, and tons of stalls selling everything from amazing ice cream to curly fries, etc. It was a bit sunny and got uncomfy every now and then (surprising for a Seattle-May).

As I mentioned earlier, I had heard about this being *the* tourist attraction mid Spring, but the crowds were insanely mind boggling. I mean so many, literally from all walks of life. And this place is a photog's dream. Not just for the tulips, but the setting with the Cascades in the background. Plus, it was a sunny day so that was extra reason for Seattlers to step out.

Vlindeke says:
Visit the Netherlands in springtime :))
Posted on: Jun 21, 2012
Paulovic says:
Wow! You really love flowers, Vikram? I have seen more flower blogs from you already!
Posted on: Jun 20, 2012
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Entrance to Roozengarde
Entrance to Roozengarde
By the entrance gates
By the entrance gates
The little windmill
The little windmill
Tulips by the entrance
Tulips by the entrance
Garden
Garden
Entrance
Entrance
Another shot of the windmill
Another shot of the windmill
By the entrance
By the entrance
Start of the peak traffic
Start of the "peak" traffic
More people coming in....
More people coming in....
Another photo that wouldve looked…
Another photo that would've looke…
Pink and then red
Pink and then red
One of my favourite shots (minus t…
One of my favourite shots (minus …
One of my favourite shots, love th…
One of my favourite shots, love t…
Peak hour - the rush of folks!
Peak hour - the rush of folks!
Pano shot
Pano shot
View of more flowers
View of more flowers
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photo by: Vikram