Visiting Tulip Farms in Holland

It may not an obvious ‘must do’ on every Australian’s bucket list, but even if you are not a mad flower enthusiast it is hard to dismiss a visit to the beautiful tulip fields and gardens when visiting Holland. But to appreciate the tulips  in all their flowering glory, it is all in the timing.

Beautiful Dutch Tulips – When to Visit?

From mid-March to the end of May, tulips transform large parts of Holland into a colorful patchwork that ignites a passion for photography you may not have realised you had.

However, to witness tulips in bloom in their peak season, it is recommended to time your visit for mid to late April. This is when tulips are usually prolifically blossoming.

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If this timing doesn’t fit your travel itinerary, then it is not the end of the world! Bulb flowering beauties other than tulips also grow extremely well in Holland. The end of March is when the crocus season starts. The daffodils and early and small tulips are next, from the beginning of April. From mid-April the daffodils and the hyacinths bloom.

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Where to Go?

The best-known bulb fields are located behind the North Sea dunes, between the cities of Leiden and Den Helder. Other bulb fields, just as lovely, are situated near Enkhuizen (Bovenkarspel, Andijk) and in the province of Flevoland (Noordoost Polder, Oostelijk Flevoland). Walking, cycling and car routes are available from the local tourist information offices in the bulb field regions.

Keukenhof in Lisse is covered by over 7000 bulbs in the spring and is one of the best places to get a good look at many different varieties of tulip, and go a bit snap-happy.

tulips in holland

At the end of the day, all you really need to do is take the train or bike through the countryside to see the tulips growing and blooming in field after field.

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Sources

1. http://www.holland.com/us/tourism/article/tulip-season-in-holland.htm

2. http://www.holland.com/us/tourism/regions/flower-fields.htm

 

Stunning Wedding Bouquets with Tulips

When it comes to designing stunning wedding bouquets with tulips, we florists are spoilt for choice. Crinkly, curly petals, frilly edged petals, stripy petals, double-headed tulips, tulips with deep black centres, dainty pastel colours, bold and vivid hues… the options are endless. And then there is the question of whether to use tulips on their own or combined with other flowers and foliage. That comes down to your overall wedding theme.

So to provide ideas and inspiration for excited brides-to-be, we’ve trawled the internet for our favourite wedding bouquets with tulips. Below are twelve of our top-pick tulip bouquets, enjoy!

CLASSIC WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

A beautiful combination of fragrant white gardenias and tulips…

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A timeless design of clustered white or soft, soft pink tulips without greenery or any other flower detracting from their streamlined beauty.

wedding bouquets with tulips

An ivory and soft, pale pink round wedding posy featuring perfumed David Austin roses, lisianthus and double tulips. Divine!

wedding bouquets with tulips

Crisp white and green parrot tulips, dainty sprigs of lily of the valley, roses, hypericum berries, mini calla lilies and ranunculus in a sweet rounded wedding posy.

wedding bouquets with tulips

PASTEL WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

The prettiest mix of hyacinth, roses, tulips and silvery dusty miller foliage…

wedding bouquets with tulips

A large rounded wedding posy featuring a tight cluster of parrot tulips, poppies, ranunculus and succulents. Very spring!

wedding bouquets with tulips

A ‘vintage-country style’ dainty posy of pale lemon tulips, succulents and daisies…

tulip wedding bouquet

Downton Abby-inspired trailing wedding bouquet with tulips and green hanging amaranth cascading from a cluster of peachy old fashioned roses.

wedding bouquets with tulips

WILD & CAREFREE WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

A loose style wedding bouquet featuring a glorious peachy pink combination of tulips, hellebores, frilly bearded iris and ranunculus. Love!

wedding bouquets with tulips

Vivid fat pink peonies combined with frilly coral tulips and silvery eucalyptus foliage.

wedding bouquets with tulips

A splash of colour and country-style theming… A wedding bouquet with peachy parrot tulips, yellow double headed daffodils and perfumed jonquils.

wedding bouquets with tulips

A loose ‘woodsy’ wedding bouquet in soft apricot and silver featuring tulips, heirloom roses, scented tuberoses, peach yarrow and silverberry foliage.

wedding bouquets with tulips

What’s your favourite? So hard to choose… A good wedding florist will be able to guide you as to what is available at the time of your wedding. Your choice of wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, plus ceremony venue should all be factored into your overall choice of style.

Photo Source

Click here to view our entire Pinterest board featuring ideas for wedding bouquets with tulips.

 

 

New! All your Wedding Flowers in Fixed Price Packages

Flowers for Everyone’s exclusive wedding department, Brides in Bloom, now offer a variety of packages that cover all your wedding flowers from the ceremony to reception.

All packages are fully customisable, so you can still select your favourite flowers in season and colours to match your wedding theme too!

For busy brides, this is a fabulous option to both set a clear budget for your wedding flowers and save time. With just a click of a button, you can select which package of wedding flowers online best suits your needs and budget, and voila, your flowers are paid for and booked in.

HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WEDDING FLOWERS TO CHOOSE?

Well we’ve thought of that too. Not every bride knows their David Austins from their Saharas or their Phalaenopsis from their Cymbidiums. Or if they are even in season on their wedding day. Brides in Bloom have a range of popular wedding flowers online in set designs and colours, along with a description of seasonal availability. If you decide to order one of our all-inclusive wedding flower packages, you can always use these set designs as a resource or inspiration when confirming with our florists what your flower and colour preferences are. Take a look at our range of wedding flower designs online here.

STANDARD WEDDING PACKAGE – $399

Our standard wedding flower package includes all your basic ceremony requirements based on a wedding party that has two bridesmaids and two groomsmen. For $399 you will receive a beautiful bridal bouquet, 2 x bridesmaid bouquets, 3 x men’s buttonholes, 1 x throwaway bouquet and local delivery in Sydney metro. Customise your flowers and colour scheme – once you place your order, our florists will get in touch directly to confirm the finer details. View package online.

STANDARD PLUS WEDDING PACKAGE – $799

Our standard ‘plus’ wedding flower package takes our basic inclusions above one step further, factoring in buttonholes and corsages for the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom, and table centrepieces for your reception based on approximately 50-60 guests. For $799 you will receive a beautiful customised wedding bouquet, 2 x bridesmaid bouquets, 5 x men’s buttonholes, 2 x ladies corsages (dress or wrist), 6 x table centrepieces for your wedding reception, 1 x small throwaway bouquet, and local delivery in the Sydney metro.  View package online.

VIEW OUR COMPLETE RANGE OF WEDDING FLOWER PACKAGES FOR YOUR CEREMONY AND RECEPTION HERE.

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Introducing our In-house Sydney Event Stylists

Flowers for Everyone recently launched an in-house professional event styling service for corporate functions, parties and gala events in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.

Our super talented Sydney event stylists, Louis and Rowena, possess years of experience in the industry and specialise in offering innovative and creative solutions to all event styling needs.

Together with your own thoughts and ideas, Louis and Rowena will create an amazing look from an impressive array of décor in-stock including stylish furniture; a large range of table centrepiece options; chair covers and sashes; gorgeous draping; ambient lighting; and of course, stunning flower arrangements.

Drawing on the latest design trends and products, the Flowers for Everyone style team have access to all the decorative elements necessary to realise your vision, at an affordable per item hire fee or customised package price.

Accommodating all sized events from small intimate gatherings to large extravagant affairs, Flowers for Everyone can create an original look tailored especially for your occasion.

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