100,000 Tulips to Blanket San Francisco’s Union Square on Flower Bulb Day

In honor of International Women's Day, American-produced tulips, grown from European bulbs, are returning to San Francisco’s Union Square on March 5, 2022.

By: THURSD. | 23-02-2022 | 2 min read

American-produced tulips, grown from European bulbs, are returning to San Francisco's Union Square on March 5, 2022, for Flower Bulb Day. To celebrate International Women's Day, the public is invited to pick a free bouquet of American-grown tulips from the donated 100,000 tulips for themselves or to gift to a woman that has inspired them this year.

Flower Bulb Day 2022

Tulips in many colors and varieties will take over San Francisco’s iconic Union Square on Saturday, March 5, 2022. This event is presented by Royal Anthos with additional backing and support from the European Union. “We are so excited to be back in San Francisco for our popular Flower Bulb Day,” says Henk Westerhof of Royal Anthos. “A bouquet of tulips is the perfect way to honor the extraordinary women that inspire us every day. Tulips symbolize unconditional love, new beginnings, and charity.”  


Flower Bulb Day 2022 San Francisco - on Thursd

Union Square San Francisco Flower Bulb Day 2022 - on Thursd

Images from previous Flower Bulb Day editions


World-renowned floral designer Sarah Campbell, founder of Intrigue Designs, and fellow designer Jordan Marx will be live at the event, crafting a blossoming floral gown made entirely of tulips. The dynamic duo appeared on Netflix’s 'The Big Flower Fight' and their installations have been featured on NBC, ABC, The Knot, and Martha Stewart Living. Sarah and Jordan will also be designing an interactive tulip presentation that will inspire and entertain visitors! 


Floral gown made of tulips by Sarah Campbell from Intrigue Designs - on Thursd

Floral gown by Sarah Campbell, Intrigue Designs


Flowers Make Us Happy

“Science confirms that flowers make us happy, promote compassion and kindness for others. And after the last couple of years, we could all use a little more of that,” exclaims Peggy Anne Montgomery from Garden Media Group. “Tulips are the perfect way to honor women and spread the joy only fresh flowers can bring. We hope it will become a new tradition to share a bouquet of tulips with the special women in our lives on International Women’s Day.” 



Additional Information

Save the date: March 5, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: San Francisco’s Union Square (conveniently located near the Powell Street BART station). A large turnout is expected; attendees are encouraged to use public transportation.
What: Pick and share a bouquet of tulips with women that have inspired you in honor of International Women’s Day. As always, access to the tulip garden in Union Square is free, and so are the flowers.
Entrance disabled visitors: A special entrance is available for disabled visitors.
Press review: Begins at 11:00 a.m. on March 5th. Accredited press may schedule an interview with bulb growers, government officials, and star floral designers. Press wanting to attend, kindly RSVP to: [email protected].
You can find more information, inspiring videos, and photos of previous Flower Bulb Day editions on



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