The fields at Swan Island Dahlias open August 1

A close-up of a dahlia from Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes)

One of my favorite summer activities is strolling through the fields of beautiful flowers at Swan Island Dahlias. The fields are opening for the 2021 season on August 1 and will remain open through September. More than 40 acres of dahlias will be in bloom in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes.

For those who find walking through the fields challenging or just prefer a shorter stroll, Swan Island Dahlias also has a display garden with every variety of dahlia grown on the farm. Picnic tables are nearby, where you can bring a meal to enjoy while gazing over the fields. Outside food and drink are welcome, except for alcoholic beverages.

Fresh-cut dahlias are available for sale, as well as items with a flower theme in the gift shop.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday-Tuesday. The farm is closed on Wednesday for maintenance.

Admission and parking are free. Photography is welcome. Drones are not allowed.

Dogs are allowed on a leash but are not recommended due to the large number of people who visit the fields.

Swan Island Dahlias is located at 995 NW 22nd Avenue in Canby, Oregon.

Bursts of colors in the fields at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes)

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