Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Oregon is fun, beautiful and an entertaining place for families. There are activities for children, young and old, and rows and rows of beautiful tulips. A photographer's dream and a gardener's joy.
Tulips are EVERYWHERE! They are etched into the concrete paths, in planters and half-barrels, for sale in bags of bulbs, and in rows and rows in the fields.
The only downside to the farm for me was that it was a bit commercialized. I wasn't there with my nieces and nephews. I just wanted to take pictures of the flowers so it was a bit much for me. However, if you were there with a family it would be perfect.
The tulip farm is very good at having a lot of activities so when people come out they stay for awhile. It’s very suited to children as well. They have food and craft vendors on site as well as playground items for kids. You can take a motorized ride through the tulip fields instead of walking. One has padded seats and one does not. The “ferries” are basically john deere gators pulling wagons with seats.
Despite the amenities I wanted to walk. Walk out to the fields and walk up and down the rows. It was very idyllic.
They even had a pink tractor so I texted a picture of it to Dad. He happened to call me right when I got there so I was telling him about my day and the tulip gardens.
They also had huge wooden shoes you could try and walk around in and a small windmill just for photography purposes. Everything flowed around the dutch concept.
They had an old truck they used to haul tulips with. Now they just use it for photo-opps. There was a lot of “scenes” to take pictures of. Cutouts for kids to stick their heads in. Old rusty tractors to sit on and take pictures of. I liked all of those touches.
I walked the rows looking for the perfect shots. I squatted down, walked through the mud, in between rows, held my camera over my head, stood on this ladder/bridge thingy. I took pictures that were far away, close up, and I used my 50 mm lens for blurred backgrounds. I have more than enough pictures of Tulips to last a lifetime. I even managed to set up the self-timer so I could get one of me.
These beauties turned out to be my absolute favorite. Something about that light edging of yellow on that warm reddish color. It just takes that flower to an entirely different level. It almost seems like a neon-yellow. It's beautiful.
I took a TON of pictures. It was so beautiful. Rows and rows and rows and rows…phew and more rows of tulips. All colors of the rainbow. Reds, oranges, pinks, whites, yellows, purples, pinks, and combos. (red with yellow edging).
I called the tulips on the right Sunrise because they had all the pale colors of a morning sunrise; pink, peach, and pale yellow.
I loved these pointy tulips. I have never seen a tulip like that. I didn't realize there were so many different types of tulips. I guess I should know better than to assume.
I call this one "Black as Night"
Thank you for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed seeing tulips all colors of the rainbow. If you'd like to see more of my adventures in the Pacific Northwest please click here.