Flower Fever in the Valley

March 1, 2012 (Updated January 22, 2013)
Woodenshoe Tulip Festival
Tulips...tulips everywhere!

The Willamette Valley has spring fever with plenty of flower and garden events to get your thoughts on the growing season.

The Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn starts March 30 and runs through April 30. Visit more than 40 acres of tulips and daffodils, buy cut flowers and order bulbs for planting your own rainbow of color.

St. Josef’s Winery in Canby will celebrate the 30th annual Red Lips & Tulips Founders Day Festival April 14-15. The weekend will include tastings of reserve wines, Gypsy jazz and special European foods.

The 10th annual Gardenpalooza takes place at Fir Point Farms in Aurora on April 14, with more than 45 vendors bringing plants, tools and garden art to help kick-start your spring planning.

Oregon Ag Fest at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem happens April 28-29 and will feature more than 100 booths, including many with garden and landscape plants.

The Oregon Gardens will offer a verdant backdrop for the eighth annual Oregon Garden Brewfest April 27-28 in Silverton. At least 38 breweries will be on hand to help you toast the coming of spring.

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Eileen Garvin
Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.