Tulip Promotion Netherlands branches out and builds a mega tulip-cutting garden in Saint-Denis

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France hosted the first tulip mega-cutting garden in France when 2,200 residents from Saint-Denis picked a free bouquet of tulips in the Légion d’honneur park between 16-17 April.

The first free-pick-your-own tulip garden was put up in the Netherlands’ Dam Square in 2012, with many successful editions annually taking place in Amsterdam, Antwerp and San Francisco since. Now, it has taken its magic to Saint-Denis, Paris’ most populated suburb and known for its national football and rugby stadium Stade de France and Basilica of St Denis, the burial site of the Kings of France.

La Fête des tulipes brought more than 20,000 tulips in six colourful varieties to the park, all of which were free for visitors to pick and take home.

The event is a joint initiative of the Dutch Embassy in Paris, industry body Tulpenpromotie Nederland, the Flower Council of Holland and the city of Saint-Denis.

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