The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is coming back to Lakeland Flowers

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      There’s certainly no shortage of flower festivals happening in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley this year—and considering Vancouver’s annual rainfall, we’d say we certainly deserve to enjoy them. 

      The Summer Flower Festival at Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers begins its season with the return of the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, showing off 35 acres of tulips in 100 varieties—plus other assorted blooms.

      The season is tentatively set to open on April 15 and run until May 12. After the tulips have their moment, you’ll still find peonies, lupins, Siberian wallflowers, and lavender taking over the Lakeland Flowers farm over the months of May and June. Then, in late summer, 40 acres of sunflower fields mark the end of the season.

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      "We were so grateful to meet the thousands of people who came to our farm last season. Connecting with visitors is my favourite part of the festival,” says Nick Warmerdam, farmer and owner of Lakeland Flowers, in a release. “Every year we improve the visitor experience and this year we added more photo opps, tulips, and specialty varieties. From the end of May and on, our guests can expect to see more blooms right until early September.”

      Beyond the ever-Instagrammable blooms, other photo-op setups include pianos, canoes, a giant wooden Dutch shoe, bicycles, swings, and more. The festival’s programming features live music nights as well as onsite food trucks.

      Abbotsford Tulip Festival 2024

      Tentatively opening April 15

      Where: Lakeland Flowers (3663 Marion Road, Abbotsford)

      Tickets: $8 to $25, available online one week in advance at here