04 February 2019
WESTLAND, Netherlands: This year is the 22nd anniversary of the Dutch Floating Flower Parade. The floral flotilla, which sets off at the beginning of August each year, will sail through Westland, Midden-Delfland, Schiedam, Vlaardingen, Maassluis, Rijswijk, The Hague and the beautiful city of Delft. The theme of this year’s parade is ‘WOW’.
Volunteers (without whom there would be no Floating Flower Parade!), sponsors and other professionals from the Dutch horticultural community gathered on January 30th at the TomatoWorld Horti Experience Centre in Honselersdijk for the much anticipated launch of this year’s theme for the Floating Flower Parade. 2019’s ‘WOW’theme falls in the footsteps of last year’s ‘Helemaal Hollands’ and will provide plenty of inspiration for over 60 boats which will be lavishly decked out with flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables all grown in the Netherland’s most famous horticultural region of Westland.
The 22nd edition of the Floating Flower Parade will open on Friday August 2 and pass through the Dutch canals until Sunday August 4. Last year, the event drew half a million spectators.