Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR
Spring is an amazing time for flowers all over the world.
From daffodils, to lily of the valley, to iris and tulips; you name it, spring is wonderful! Spring is particularly amazing for flowers in Oregon. We are lucky enough to live in close proximity to so many bountiful flower farms. It’s amazing what beautiful things can be grown so close to home!
It was a 45 minute drive from our home to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. We followed their suggestion to either come bright and early as soon as they open or late, right before they close (around 6pm). We decided to do the evening time to catch the sunset. Spring in Oregon can be hit or miss when it comes to weather, and we opted to go on one of the first sunny days we’ve had, so we knew it would be busy. We had no idea how busy it would be though! Traffic was backed up several miles outside of the farm. We waited in line in our car for almost 1.5 hours (talk about commitment!). We didn’t think they were going to let us in because by the time we were at the entrance line it was 30 minutes away from closing time. Turns out they stayed open until 9pm and even had fireworks. We had no idea they were staying open later, so learn from us and check ahead of time, and perhaps even get there as soon as they open if you hate waiting.
It was our first time at the farm and I believe it truly was worth the wait. We visited Amsterdam in the fall a few years ago, so we weren’t able to see many flowers there, so this was high on my list in Oregon. When we arrived they had so many different vendors, rides and the typical festival activities, in addition to the tulips. We were most interested in the tulips, so we skipped all that and headed into the fields. It was quite crowded,, but the farm is huge and you can find pockets of emptiness if you are patient.
They allow dogs, so obviously we brought our pup, Marcy. She was able to walk around, but we decided to keep her in her bag because of the amount of kids (and it was pretty muddy). If you have rain boots or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty - wear those! We were able to avoid the pockets of super wet ground, but it would’ve been easier to just wear rain boots for a more carefree evening. To read more details about what I wore, head HERE. Overall, we highly recommend visiting the farm, just plan ahead and bring your patience.
(All photos are taken by me, on my iPhone X.)
Here’s a short video clip from our visit to Wooden Shoe Tulip farm. It’s hard to capture how large the farm truly is!