Orchard ~ Hovander Park

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The historic Hovander Orchard with its garden arbor is the perfect setting for weddings. The site is adjacent to grassy fields and in close proximity to the Main Picnic Shelter. This site has a capacity of 150 people. Learn more about Hovander Homestead Park.

* The Orchard must be rented in conjunction with the Group Picnic Shelter. It cannot be rented alone.   

Hours change based on sunset time and are posted at the park entrance and at the parking lot.


  • Wooden Ceremony Arch (available upon request at no cost)

Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $135 (plus $295 for Group Picnic Shelter)
Non-Residents: $155 (plus $315 for Group Picnic Shelter))
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13

Optional Add-On Fees
Add on fees applied to the Group Picnic Shelter reservation will also apply to the Orchard.

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Quick Links

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Hovander Picnic Areas Map Detail
  1. Directions & Parking
  2. FAQ's

5299 Nielsen Road
Ferndale, WA 98248

From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 262
Turn west onto Main Street, toward downtown Ferndale
Immediately after the railroad underpass make a sharp left onto Hovander Road
Turn right onto Nielsen Avenue and follow the signs to Hovander Park

Dedicated parking for the Group Picnic Shelter/Orchard is on the grass to the north of the shelter. Overflow parking is in the main Hovander parking lot.