Dates and venues announced for 2021 Holland Dahlia Event

Sincerity, Dahlia x hybrida.

The Holland Dahlia Event marks its fifth anniversary this year.  Four companies/venues have confirmed participation in the 3-day event, to be held between 1-3 September 2021.

The 2021 Holland Dahlia Event is a fantastic opportunity for cut flower growers, tuber growers, tuber exporters and service providers to find out about the latest production techniques, marketing and promotion efforts and breeding breakthroughs in the Dutch Dahlia industry.

The Holland Dahlia Event offers export and trading companies the perfect opportunity to choose varieties for their assortments. In the Netherlands, the majority of dahlias are grown and traded in a region between Leiden and Haarlem; this is also where the leading flower producers, tuber producers and export companies specialising in these tubers are located. The Holland Dahlia Event thus makes it easy to visit more than one of these companies in a single day. These are the four venues that will be open to visitors:

1 FBT Showtuin/The Tulip Barn

Facilitair Bedrijf Tuinbouw will exhibit a large collection of dahlias for example in their display garden with more than 500 different dahlia cultivars. Of special interest for visitors will be the 142 new cultivars produced by breeder Jan van Ruiten. FBT will be pleased to talk about the various cultivars as well as opportunities for collaboration.

2 CNB Showtuin/De Tulperij

During this event, the CNB brokerage will exhibit more than 600 dahlia cultivars in its display garden and the largest collection of the commercially available varieties. Also included in the collection will be new cultivars. The CNB dahlia display garden will be located at De Tulperij.

3 Fred de Meulder Export B.V.

Fred de Meulder Export is a major specialist in dahlias. This export company has been trading in dahlia tubers since 1898 and sells them to landscapers, webshops and packaged for retailers. The company also specialises in supplying professional cut flower producers with dahlia tubers. Their exhibit will contain more than 250 dahlia varieties.

4 Kasteel Keukenhof

This summer, Keukenhof Castle will feature a blooming, romantic garden with dahlia galore. The Holland Dahlia Event has partnered with Clusius College (Flower & Design) in Alkmaar. Students in their final year will create ten dahlia installations for the Holland Dahlia Event. The theme for this event is ‘Wedding Fairytale’. This theme fits in nicely with the romantic garden of Keukenhof Castle, where many bridal couples have their pictures taken on their wedding day. To top it all off, there will be an enormous chair in the castle garden, generously covered in dahlias. It will be positioned in such a way that the castle can be seen in the background, to create a unique photo opportunity.

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