If you love flowers, don’t miss Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon. It’s one of the top 100 Destinations in Oregon, two years in a row.

Bring a camera, as 35 acres of dahlias provides plenty to explore…

The grounds themselves are beautiful and relaxing. There’s a koi pond and a shaded picnic area to enjoy.

You’ll get a kick out of the dahlia names at Swan Island Dahlias.

For such beautiful flowers, they have some pretty funny and quirky names. Here are a few of the varieties from the Swan Island Dahlias Catalog:

“Awe Shucks”
“Bed Head” (this one has wild, carefree petals)
Blah Blah Blah” (a pretty interesting looking dahlia, despite it’s name)
“Hokey Pokey”
“Sugar Daddy”

Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon

A quick 45 minute day trip from Portland lands you at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon. It’s open August and September, and some years the blooms last into October.

The annual Swan Island Dahlias Festival is the last weekend of August and over Labor Day weekend.

For visiting details, check out the Swan Island Dahlias site.

Love flowers? The Tulip Festival is another stunning, not-to-miss flower event in Oregon.

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