LISSE, the Netherlands, September 19, 2012: The Dutch National Bulb Market, which will be held from 19 to 21 October, inclusive, in the Oranje-Nassau Pavilion at Keukenhof, Lisse, offers an exceptional range of exclusive and extraordinary bulbs. They are shown by growers that have specialised in the cultivating of bulbs that are anything but commonplace.
The Bulb Market will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Entry and parking are free of charge. The Bulb Market is not only a showcase for the sale of exceptional bulbs: the educational aspect is also given a lot of attention. Visitors can gain first-hand information about the flowering of bulbs. Specialists will explain how bulbs can be grown most successfully at home. The ins and outs of planting and colour schemes are spelt out by real-life bulb professionals.
During the Bulb Market the international bulb-growing season will be given its official start. According to Annemarie M.M. Gerards-Adriaansens, Manager of marketing, sales and public relations, 7 million bulbs will be planted at Keukenhof alone! “Our gardeners will be giving planting demonstrations during the National Bulb Market, and enthusiastic guides will be more than pleased to show visitors round the park. Guided tours will start on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.”
The international flower exhibition at Keukenhof will be held next year from 21 March to 20 May 2013. Theme 2013: United Kingdom “Land of Great Gardens.”