Address: 15867 Beaver Marsh Road
Miles Off of I-5: 3.5
Owners: The Roozen Family
Farm Type: Flower and bulb grower
Directions: From I-5 take Kincaid St. exit (#226) and head west. Take a right at first stoplight and stay on road passing over the Division St. bridge. Take a left at the first stoplight after the bridge. THis road will take a right turn and become McLean Rd. which you will follow for 3 miles. Take a left on Beaver Marsh Rd.- there will be a small grocery store on your left. RoozenGaarde is about 1/4mile down the road to the east side of the road…. look for the giant windmill!
Farm Premises: Located in the heart of Skagit Valley’s fertile farmland, RoozenGaarde is a retail shop and 31/2 acre display garden featuring authentic Dutch windmill. RoozenGaarde is open year around and serves as the retail division of Washington Bulb Co.
~FREE~ Festival Activities:
- Bulb planting seminars (bulbinars)
- view bulb farming machinery from the past and present
- watch as we design, layout, and plant the display garden
- garden “practice planting” area
- demonstrations on wine barrel/container planting
- children’s scavenger hunt
- picnic areas
~FEE~ Festival Activities:
- Plant a pot
Learn while touring these premises:
Learn everything you could ever hope to know about bulbs, how to care for them, tricks to prevent critters from eating them and much more in our bulb planting seminars (aka bulbinars). See how we plant and harvest bulbs in our fields learn about the sustainable practices we apply. Get an idea of how we are able to “force” tulips in our greenhouses 365 days a year. Gather ideas from our display garden layout and planting that can then be incorporated into your own home gardens.
Free Samples: a selection of sweet treats and warm refreshments.
Retail($): The RoozenGaarde shop offers gardening tools and accessories, plus a nice assortment of home decor and gifts and items. Tulip festival merchandise. Fresh cut flowers. Fall planting bulbs featuring: tulips, daffodils, irises, hyacinths and crocuses.
Farm History: Washington Bulb Company was founded by Dutch emigrants William and Helen Roozen in 1955. Established with only 5 acres of land, the Roozen family now farms nearly 2,000 acres (including 1000 acres fo tulips, daffodils and irises) in addition to growing fresh-cut flowers under 15 acres of greenhouse space. RoozenGaarde was founded in 1985 to serve as the company’s retail division and display garden. The display garden has grown in size over the years and we now design and plant the display garden with 135+ flower varieties and 1.4 million bulbs during the months of autumn.
AgFARMation: RoozenGaarde/Washington Bulb Company is the largest grower of tulip, daffodil and iris bulbs in North America.