Seattle in Bloom: Where to see spring flowers

Seattle enjoys the longest spring in the US. It’s a perfect time to experience eye-popping floral attractions, from cheery daffodils and vivid azaleas to delicate cherry blossoms and acres of tulip fields. These must-see spring traditions will revive your spirits and shake off the winter blues.

Pike Place Market 26th Annual Daffodil Day | March 20, 2023

Welcome spring on March 20 at the historic Pike Place Market with free daffodils from 11am-2pm.  This favorite annual event celebrates the local family farms that have been selling blooms at the Market for over 30 years. 

Azaelea Way, Washington Park Arboretum | Spring 2023

Azalea Way— a 3/4-mile-long level trail — might just be the Arboretum’s crown jewel. It was converted from an old logging road by the famed Olmsted Brothers, who designed New York’s Central Park. The multi-colored azaleas are joined by flowering cherries, dogwoods and magnolias, all set off by lush evergreens in the heart of the park.

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival | April 14-16, 2023

What began with an American Bicentennial gift of 1,000 cherry trees from Japan has bloomed into three days of Japanese cultural events at the Seattle Center. Think kimono dress-up, martial arts demos, tea ceremonies, drumming and flower arranging, plus delectable Japanese food. The flowering cherry trees are magnificent, especially when dropping their petals in blizzards of fluttering pink.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival | April 1-30, 2023

About an hour north of Seattle—reachable by car, tour bus, Amtrak and bicycle–this month-long tulip fest in Skagit Valley is pure eye-candy. Throughout April, four tulip farms burst into fields of riotous color. Be sure to visit neighboring wineries, breweries, eateries, galleries and boutiques for an unforgettable daytrip from downtown Seattle.      

To start your spring getaway to Seattle, book your stay at Inn at the Market here.