BOVENKARSPEL, the Netherlands, June 23, 2012: The Holland Flower Festival, the country’s largest indoor exhibition of bulb flowers will celebrate its 80th anniversary in Russian style.
2013 marks the fourth centenary of the historic relationship between Russia and the Netherlands. The Holland Flowers Festival Keukenhof chose the theme to accentuate the strong bond between Russia and the Netherlands, the second centenary of the good relationship between the Dutch royal family and the former imperial Romanov dynasty and the fact that 100 years ago the first flower exhibition took place in St Petersburg.
After several years of exhibiting at Zwaagdijk, the Holland Flower Festival, Holland’s largest indoor exhibition of bulb flowers, last year moved back where it all began 80 years ago: Bovenkarspel. The event will run from Saturday 23 February to Sunday 3 March 2013.
Last year, the Holland Flower Festival attracted more than 25,000 visitors. Next to a stunning display of an incredible large range of bulb flowers, the event includes a lifestyle expo and a agri business fair for entrepreneurs. It is precisely that combination that makes the Holland Flowers Festival one of the most successful events in the Netherlands.
Under the guidance of the renowned garden designer, Robert Broekema, the various horticulturalists and plant breeders will be demonstrating their talents in colourful gardens with flowers, trees, shrubs and other ornamental cultivation products. A richly coloured opportunity to get acquainted with the many bulb varieties for which the northern Netherlands are world-famous.
Tickets cost €13.50 per person, discount tickets will be available at www.hollandflowerfestival.nl as of January 2013.
The show is open from Saturday 23 February until Sunday 3 March from 10.00 am. to 6.00 pm. On Friday evening the festival will be open until 9.30 pm.