Tulips in the Rain at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival

March 10, 2017 — 2 Comments

As we wait through an extended Winter on the West Coast of Canada, I wanted to finally publish a post from last Spring’s Abbotsford Tulip Festival. The festival is located about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver, just off of the Trans-Canada Highway in the Fraser Valley. 2016 was its inaugural season and the organizers and gardeners did a brilliant job with densely planted fields of many varieties of tulips. It rained on two of the three occasions that I visited but I didn’t mind. The tulips were beautiful and lush. I love taking photos of flowers with natural raindrops which is the theme here. Please join me on Tulips in the Rain at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

I don’t have the names for all the varieties of tulips but if you know of any that I missed, please leave a comment below.

I believe this pretty one is Miss Elegance.

tulip pink Abbotsford Festival



Brightness under stormy skies. In the foreground is…



this lovely parrot tulip.



Between rows of pink and dark pink.



As the skies began to clear…



Miss Elegance close-up.



The festival was busy even in the rain, although it was nothing like when I visited on a sunny weekend.



I focused on the falling petal before it fell with the weight of the raindrops.





I believe this is the Washington tulip.



Somebody was creative with this cute Minion. I hope he eventually found his glove.



Love these scenes with Miss Elegance.



A rainbow of colour.



Petal curling like art on this Washington tulip.





An elegant couple of Miss Elegance.





Not sure of the name of this pretty tulip.



Zurel tulips



The gardeners were very generous with their planting providing dense fields of colour. Here is a perfect meeting of these two varieties.





As you can tell, I took a few photos of Miss Elegance 🙂



I hope you enjoyed this post.  For more information, please check out the website for the Abbotsford Tulip Festival. I’m looking forward to visiting this Spring, assuming it arrives 🙂

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About Randall St. Germain

Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.


2 responses to Tulips in the Rain at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival

  1. I can’t take of my eyes from this blog….all tulips are beautiful ….varieties in colour ,shape and size…..Amazing tulips festival ……but I want to ask these tulips are available for sell at the end of the festival or not?thanks my friend Randall…..Always
    love your post…..

    • Thanks so much. This festival had a mixed field of pick your own tulips and they also harvested other rows for sale elsewhere. The pick your own field was quite pretty with mixed tulips. Glad you enjoy the post. Take care 🙂

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