In the Netherlands the Dutch are celebrating the official start of tulip season on Saturday the 21st of January which they have named as the National Tulip Day, and they don't do it on a small scale!!
The start of the Tulip season will be officially announced in the famous Dam Square in Amsterdam, right in front of the Royal Palace!
Everyone is invited to pick their own tulip for free from a specially constructed ‘picking garden’ a massive temporary garden bursting with around 200,000 tulips.
More than 10,000 people traditionally come along to pick up their own free tulip from Amsterdam every year, it's a sight to behold, if you happen to be in the city at the time you can't miss the chance to go along and pick your own!
The event is organised by Dutch tulip growers, the special theme for 2017 is 'Mondrian to Dutch Design', as the Netherlands celebrates 100 years of De Stijl. As well as completely transforming Dam Square into a see of colour with tens of thousands of tulips in addition the tulip growers organise countless surprises and promotions.
This festive event kicks of the Tulip season which will see some 1.7 billion Dutch tulips exported around the world, marking the arrival of Spring into many homes across the globe. Tulip season is the period from January until the end of April in which most tulip varieties are available from florists, and many other suppliers. Whilst this is the typical growing period it's worth noting that florists can supply tulips far earlier and later than other retailers, so if you especially want tulips speak with them, they maybe able to help you when you don't expect they can!
There are Thousands of tulip variants in every colour of the rainbow CLICK HERE to read more TEST YOURSELF! We think we all know tulips, it might be time to think again.
There are so many stunning varieties that you'll only see in your local professional florists - mainly suppliers sell them, but they go for the same 'safe and usual' varieties, now whilst they too are beautiful to see a collection that you've never seen before it's your independent local florist that you need to visit!!
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