The Burlington Horticultural Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Their members have a mission to make and keep Burlington beautiful with plants, gardens and flowers around the community. For those who love to garden, the Burlington Horticultural Society is there to support your passion.
The first June meeting the Burlington Horticultural Society is having is also a Flower Show open to the public. This annual flower show invites local horticulturalists – both aspiring and seasoned – to enter their flowers into the show to be recognized for their green thumbs and beautifully grown flora. This gathering of locally grown flowers draws Burlington residents to the show to admire and enjoy. This will be a night for admiring local flowers and learning a little something as well, about flowers and gardens and how they grow in a different part of the world.
The guest speaker this year is Virginia Jameson, giving a talk on Gardens of Switzerland, which are numerous and spectacular.
As flower enthusiasts ourselves at Brant Florist, we are delighted that spring and summer flowers are so joyously and publically celebrated locally in our town as well as around the world. Among their many benefits, flowers bring people together! We’re excited to come together around flowers in Burlington for this year’s Flower Show in June.
The Burlington Horticultural Flower Show takes place on June 8, 2016 at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre – 2285 New St. Burlington, Ontario from 7:30pm-10:00pm.
The story of the tulip festival goes back to the 1940’s when the Dutch Royal Family was exiled out of the Netherlands. The family found safety and lived in Ottawa for five years before going back to the Netherlands.
As a way of expressing her gratitude for her stay in Canada, Princess Juliana sent many gifts back to the people of Canada. One gift was 100,000 tulip bulbs, with a request to plant them on the grounds of the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Juliana continued to send tulip bulbs to Canada each year until 1980.
The ]display of tulips around Ottawa generated great interest from Canadians and quickly became a tourist attraction at springtime.
Today, over 1 million tulips bloom throughout the Tulip Route, and The Canadian Tulip Festival now includes entertainment and activities for all ages during the week that the festival runs.
As flower enthusiasts at Brant Florist, we are excited that the National Tulip Festival is just around the corner. This means that local tulips will be springing up all around your town as well, providing colourful reminders that spring is finally here.
These flowers bloom in so many perfect for springtime colours, there are so many combinations you can create. Tulips are a sure way to liven up your home or office. Visit the Brant Florist Tulips page for beautiful tulip arrangements this spring!