Flower Power Tour

From spring through early fall, Vancouver, WA is in bloom! With so many gardens and farms in the area, we've laid out some must-see spots.

Fort Vancouver

As you walk the main path toward Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, your first sight is the vibrant garden that borders the reconstructed Fort wall. Cultivated with heirloom seeds, the garden is 90 percent accurate to the mid-19th century time of settlement. The plot is now smaller than the eight-plus acres utilized by the Hudson's Bay Company, but still represents the same fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The friendly on-site volunteers who maintain the garden are happy tp answer any questions about the plants.

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

Located in Woodland, the Hulda Klager Lilac Garden features a collection of lilacs that will take your breath away, especially during the Lilac Days Festival, which spans from late April to Mother's Day annually.

Holland America Flower Gardens

Just a short drive from the lilac gardens, this farm features some of the best lilies, tulips, and irises imported from the Netherlands. Be sure to schedule a trip in April for the peak U-pick tulip season, which will undoubtedly get you in the spirit of spring!

Columbia River Gorge

With an array of scenic walks and hikes available for anyone, no matter your experience level, you will be surrounded by gorgeous, unique flowers. Over 800 species of wildflowers can be seen, some exclusive to the Gorge area. For the more dedicated enthusiasts, various guided flower tours are offered by local experts.

Raintree Nursery

The Raintree Nursery alone makes the scenic drive to Morton, Washington, worth it. The world-famous supplier of fruit trees, unusual edibles, and ornaments attract visitors from near and far. Located in a quiet mountain setting, the nursery also features a café and gift shop and is open daily.

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