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700 Tulips Bloom In Surrey In Honour Of Dutch-Canadian Friendship

Surrey Tulip Garden

Spring has delivered a plethora of beautiful tulips across metro Vancouver and Mother Nature’s rainbow eye candy has been flooding social media as a result.

Perhaps one of the most popular locations is the Tulip Festival in Abbotsford, featuring thousands of tulips in a massive 10-acre field.

For those who aren’t able to make the trek out to Abby, you can soak in the floral beauty in Surrey’s Holland Park.

The park is now booming with 700 red and white tulips symbolizing the special friendship between Canada and the Netherlands.

The Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Garden was planted last fall, as Surrey was among one of 140 municipalities selected by the Canadian Garden Council to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from the Second World War.

The first friendship Tulip Garden in Canada blossomed in the spring of 1946, when the Dutch sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Canadians as a symbol of appreciation for the role Canadian soldiers held in the liberation of the Netherlands and the hospitality our country provided to the Dutch Royal Family in Ottawa, where Princess Margriet was born, during World War Two.

 

 

Image via City of Surrey

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