CHIMACUM — Visitors from the east on their way to or from Lavender Weekend might want to make another stop in Jefferson County at the first Olympic Peninsula in Bloom.
Finnriver Cider Garden, Cidery Taproom and Orchard at 124 Center Road and Wilderbee Farm, 223 Center Ave. Extension, Port Townsend, will host the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
With the annual lavender festival underway in neighboring Sequim, Peninsula in Bloom event offers another stop to the blossoming fields of this region.
The focus will be on farmers who brighten the Peninsula with the beauty they cultivate through flowers. Lexi Koch of Flourish and Lacey Allred of Sweet Seed Flowers will be talking about the journey of flower farming and the healing properties of flowers.
There will be flower crown and boutonniere creation for flower lovers and walking tours of Essential Bloom’s Sweet Pea Field at Finnriver Farm and the Lavender fields at Wilderbee Farm.
Tickets for U-pick lavender and crown making at Wilderbee Farm on Saturday are $15.
Sunday’s events at Finnriver are $25.
Organic Seed Alliance is participating in a talk on Seed Saving and Pollinators, and Professor Wes Cecil will give a talk on “Cultivating Beauty, the Other Agricultural Revolution” which will cover the origins, purpose and ongoing significance of flowers and the quest for natural beauty as a key component of the history of civilization.
Organizers recommend that visitors traveling across Puget Sound arrive early and plan ahead for travel time.
Pre-register at farm [email protected] or purchase tickets on the day of the event.