With 300 days of sun a year, the ample sunshine and arid landscape of the Tri-Cities, along with its location at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers, promises a sun-kissed oasis to those it beckons. But beyond this riverside paradise blooms a vibrant secret — nestled amidst this region’s unique landscape of the Tri-Cities resides a bouquet of local flower farms bursting with color and waiting to be explored, promising to unfold the beauty of nature right before your very eyes.

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Nothing says sunshine and summertime like sunflowers and exploring at Haven Flower Farm in Kennewick. Photo courtesy: Haven Flower Farm

Haven Flower Farm

25905 984 Prairie SE, Kennewick

Voted Tri-Cities Best Florist for 2023 by the Tri-City Herald, whether you’re looking for beautiful flowers, an excellent spot for pictures, or just wanting to spend some time in nature, then Haven Flower Farm is the place to be! It’s the perfect spot to stop and smell the roses, or in this case, pick them!

During warm weather, the farm welcomes guests for U-pick opportunities, allowing floriphiles to create their own bouquet masterpieces. Alternatively, they also offer DIY buckets of filler and foliage that come with 50 stems of in-season stems and blooms that can be used for those more elaborate projects.

Anxious to get started but not quite sure how? Sign up for classes at Haven Flower Farm for a fun learning experience that’ll teach you the fundamentals of floral arranging, proper care of your cut flowers, and color theory, all while making your own special arrangement. Find yourself falling in love with the farm? Fall further in love when you book Haven Flower Farm for your wedding! They offer everything from bridal party bouquets to arch floral designs, reception centerpieces, and anything else a bride-to-be could need!

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At The Grain Bin Flower Farm & Inn, you can go a step further to immersing yourself in this flower farm by booking a unique stay in The Grain Bin! Photo courtesy: The Grain Bin Flower Farm & Inn

The Grain Bin Flower Farm & Inn

2740 Ringold Road, Pasco

When you need to really get away from the concrete jungles of the world and find yourself craving the softer, delicate tranquility of immersing yourself in the beauty of nature, book a stay at The Grain Bin Flower Farm & Inn to enjoy all the best the great outdoors has to offer! Located just 15 miles north of Pasco, this organic farm is home to over 300 different crop varieties of plants, featuring everything from asparagus to zinnias and all the ABCs of flowers in between.

Stays at this flower farm are truly unique, as you’ll find all the comforts of home in an actual grain bin that comes complete with a plush queen bed upstairs and a couch downstairs that folds out into a full-size bed. Upstairs windows offer breathtaking views of the flower farm and surrounding field crops. Outside, there are several areas to relax and unwind, including an adjacent grain bin lounge and open barn that also overlooks the flower farm, the Chick Shack and the fire pit. Whether you’re looking to simply get away for the weekend or decide to book a stay for your honeymoon, there’ll be plenty to do and enjoy as the inn is just minutes from boat access on the Columbia River and has proven to be a perfect spot for birdwatching and stargazing.

In addition to a vacation oasis getaway, The Grain Bin Flower Farm & Inn also offers a variety of other amenities, including Bouquet Parties. You can even book their beautiful piece of paradise for your next special event, as they’re happy to host weddings, friends and family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, or whatever brings you and yours together!

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After being burned out while climbing the corporate ladder, owner Anne created Walla Walla Flower Farm, believing flowers enrich our lives and nourish our souls. Photo courtesy: Walla Walla Flower Farm

Walla Walla Flower Farm

51255 OR-332, Milton-Freewater

Enjoy a nice, scenic drive just under an hour southeast of the Tri-Cities, and you’ll be transported to the breathtaking oasis of Walla Walla Flower Farm. Here, sharing flowers means sharing joy as guests are immersed and connect with the freshest, most vibrant flowers grown in the Walla Walla Valley.

Owner Anne understands just how important the good stuff in life really is, such as beauty, richness, healing, and connection. After spending a lifetime pursuing happiness herself and overcoming hardships and struggles thrown her way, she found herself burned out a little more than once due to the hustle and grind. While she understands that life is not easy, she also knows that life is rich, beautiful, and glorious, which is why she created Walla Walla Flower Farm so that those like her who want more beauty, connection and life’s good stuff can get away at her glorious flower farm! Visiting the farm is easy; simply visit Walla Walla Flower Farm’s Facebook or Instagram page and schedule your visit today!

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U.S. Army veterans Mike and Elaine have settled into life on the farm at Gholson Gardens and went from alpaca spurring to flower pruning. Photo courtesy: Gholson Gardens

Gholson Gardens

5260 Stateline Road, Walla Walla

On a small, ten-acre farm in the quintessential rural community of Walla Walla is a local flower farm run by former U.S. Army veterans Mike and Elaine, who have become first-generation farmers at their Gholson Gardens homestead. Initially, when they bought the farm in 2013, the property surprisingly came with two llamas as part of the package deal.

 From there, their flock grew to alpacas who weren’t only cute but also helped with farm upkeep by acting as living lawnmowers for the yard. With these critters came the need to have them shorn, and since the pile of raw fleece had to go somewhere, they started to have it professionally spun into yarn. In the meantime, Elaine had begun to grow dye flowers, and from there, the farm bloomed into the magnificent Gholson Gardens, with the surname Gholson paying homage to the original homestead family who settled the farm in 1870.

These days, they’re bringing the flowers directly to your door, offering a yearly flower subscription service, making bouquets for every occasion, and sharing their farm life lessons on their blog. Of course, you can always find their too-adorable-for-words flower stand at the Walla Walla Farmer’s Market most Saturdays from May through October!

And so, our beloved Tri-Cities reveals itself to be not just a land of sun and scenery but a true blooming oasis with the help of these local flower farms, each a blossoming testament to the region’s beauty and the dedication of those who cultivate it.

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