Tulip varieties garden

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Henk van Drie from Emmeloord is a tulip enthusiast at heart. He has been collecting tulips in his variety garden for 35 years. He now has 1850 varieties. Every year, he plants and harvests them by hand, a time-consuming task in which he is helped by a number of volunteers.

Henk's species garden features new but also very old unique varieties. A number of varieties are added to the collection every year. One address that is 'exchanged' with is the Hortus Bulborum in Limmen. Growing the old unique varieties at two locations spreads the risk of a hailstorm, heavy rainfall or mice infestation.

A very old tulip, for example, is Lac van…

Henk van Drie from Emmeloord is a tulip enthusiast at heart. He has been collecting tulips in his variety garden for 35 years. He now has 1850 varieties. Every year, he plants and harvests them by hand, a time-consuming task in which he is helped by a number of volunteers.

Henk's species garden features new but also very old unique varieties. A number of varieties are added to the collection every year. One address that is 'exchanged' with is the Hortus Bulborum in Limmen. Growing the old unique varieties at two locations spreads the risk of a hailstorm, heavy rainfall or mice infestation.

A very old tulip, for example, is Lac van Rijn. Baptised in 1620, this tulip has flowered more than 400 times. You will also come across about 100 so-called primal tulips or botanical tulips in the species garden. So these are the uncultivated or improved tulips. You can also come across these tulips in the wild around Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan etc, the countries of origin.

Want to learn more about the tulips in this species garden, or tulip cultivation in the Northeast Polder?
On weekends and on 27 April, guides will be on hand between 1pm and 4pm to show you around and answer questions about cultivation. On nice days, you can buy beautiful tulips here and Monibarista's vintage bus will also be present with delicious fresh coffee and some goodies to go with it.

Entrance is free of charge.

When

  • Daily until may 5th, 2024

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