Thousands of New Yorkers Will Celebrate Tulip Day By Picking Their Own Bouquet

Tulips are the symbol of the start of spring and people are ecstatic to be surrounded by them!

By: THURSD. | 03-04-2024 | 2 min read
Floral Events
NYC Tulip Day

Nothing announces spring like a field full of tulips anywhere in the world. This time, tulips will fill up NYC's Union Square for the most spring-like experience. One thing is for sure... Good things come in spring flowers, and in this event, attendees will be able to handpick their own tulip bouquet and take it home for an extra dose of happiness. Can you name a better plan?

Tulips Scream Spring Season in NYC

For the first time, Royal Anthos, an organization that represents flower and tree agriculture around the world, together with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, will share the beauty and excitement of tulips with New Yorkers during this one-day spring celebration.


A field of tulips in San Francisco
A field of tulips in San Francisco's Union Square last March


On Tulip Day, observed annually on Sunday, April 7th, 2024, over 200,000 tulips will be taking over New York City’s Union Square Park. If you were part of San Francisco's Union Square tulip event, you know what it'll be about and you know how much of a great experience this is. If you're planning on visiting New York in the upcoming week, tulips will be waiting for you. For the event, thousands are welcome to join and pick up their bouquet of ten tulips for free. Yes, you read that right, for FREE!


Hot pink and yellow tulips


An Event With Flowers to Make People Happy

With great excitement for what is coming up on April 7th, Mark-Jan Terwindt, Managing Director of Royal Anthos recently said:

“We’re overjoyed to share the beauty and excitement of the many tulip varieties with New Yorkers for this one-day event."


A bouquet of tulips from Tulip Day


U.S. tulip growers, together with their European bulb suppliers and the European Union are making this event possible and free for all to attend. During Tulip Day 2024, the Consul General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York,  Ahmed Dadou, will present an exclusive New York tulip variety to the City of New York. This new tulip, 'FUTURE400', commemorates this year’s anniversary of the first Dutch settlers landing on Governor’s Island 400 years ago and symbolizes another 400 years of collaboration and friendship between the United States and The Netherlands. Partners from cultural to commercial fields, from the  New York area to the Netherlands, will come together to create new work and opportunities that will continue to write the next chapter of their shared story, their collective: FUTURE 400.

Tulip Day will be the first of an annual event that Royal Anthos plans to hold for New Yorkers. This event will become a spring tradition in NYC for years to come. 


Tulip day in Union Square San Francisco
Tulip Day in Union Square San Francisco, March 2024


Tulip picking making people happy


For more information visit Tulip Day's website.


Photos courtesy of Tulip Day


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