What better way to get some peace and quiet for a few hours than by wandering a fairy-tale-like garden in Washington? Take Bayview Farm & Garden for example. This 2½-acre center lies secluded on Whidbey Island with a golden arbor you can walk under, house plants available for purchase, a small café and tranquil scenery that blooms in the springtime.
Set in small town Langley, Bayview operates as a full-service farm, garden center and café. Their fabulous garden shop sells various non-toxic solutions, locally-sourced organic poultry feed and pet products. It’s not just a lovely place to stroll but you can pick up a new house plant here, or related items like seeds, bulbs, fertilizers, remedies and garden tools.
It’s beautiful to visit every season but of course springtime really takes the cake. The plants and flowers bloom, and their Laburnum Arbor turns golden – offering a quaint backdrop for nature photography, portraits and engagement photos.
On-site they also have a small coffee shop known as The Flower House Café. Their menu includes espresso, pastries, beer and wine, along with a delicious variety of lunch items like daily soup, sandwiches, salads and different types of toast.
Bayview is easy to find off Whidbey Island’s Scenic Byway (Highway 525). It’s just a short ferry ride from Mukilteo or Port Townsend, and a relaxing, perfect day trip out of Seattle.
Wish you could be there now? Us too. Luckily you can still get a sneak peek from this short clip on Youtube:
How beautiful is this place? Have you been to this farm & garden before, or would you like to visit one day?