On the letter R and let’s go back to remember better days when we could schlep about the muddy tulip fields during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The Tulip festival of 2020 had to be cancelled and the only way to see the Roozengaarde Garden is by a virtual tour.
Our very first visit to the tulip fields in Mount Vernon was a brief one in 1989.
This was in the late 90’s when my folks visited us in April and Katie was at least 10 years older. These photos were taken in the Roozengaarde Farm Garden.
We celebrated my mom’s birthday while they were here so we know they were here before and after April 8th.
The first time I met some of the Mennonite Girls Can Cook face to face was during the tulip festival in 2010.
That was the beginning of a incredible adventure.
In 2014 Katie and I visited the Roozengaarde again before she moved back to Jacksonville, North Carolina.
In 2015 as many of the Mennonite Girls who could, traveled down into the USA to meet me at Roozengaarde.
In 2018 we had a very muddy windy schlep through the fields with my sister, daughter and DIL.
We don’t live on the “Coast” anymore so a quick trip up to the tulip fields and to Roozengaarde Gardens is not easy anymore. I have lots of good memories and photos to remember.
10 thoughts on “Roozengaarde Tulip Farm”
I’ve always wanted to see the Dutch tulip fields, so this was a lovely treat!
…now this is something that I’ve always wanted to see. Thanks for this tulip fix.
Such wonderful pictures you shared and beautiful memories for sure!
Hello, lovely group of ladies. The tulips are beautiful. Wonderful memories. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.
Wow what a beautiful place and so many happy memories.
My goodness, Ellen, these fields of tulips are gorgeous! I love the pink heart of tulips. Also the lovely photos of you and family and friends are special. Such a nice treat to view this afternoon.
So, so pretty. So, so Spring! How is it possible that you MGCC ladies met a decade ago? Such a strange Spring 2020 is!
I love this!! I actually spent time today writing a post about Roozengaard! I plan to post in a day or two. Such great pictures with good friends!
You have happy memories of trips to see the tulips in bloom and it looks as if it’s a regular tradition to go there. I’ve always wanted to visit the Dutch tulip fields and our daughters and granddaughter were hoping to go over to Holland this Spring, but it was not to be. We enjoy the tulips in our garden and around our neighbourhood instead.
That day, ten years ago, marked the beginning of a time we could not have dreamed. All of our times
together as MGCC have given me so much cause for thanksgiving!
As to tulip fields, we have one nearby now and we can only drive by to see it. =(