Istanbul celebrates International Tulip Festival in April

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The 9th edition of the International Istanbul Tulip Festival organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Parks and Gardens Directorate is taking place from April 1–30, 2014.

tulips20103The opening ceremony of the festival took place in Emirgan Woods, a historic urban park located in one of Istanbul’s finest neighborhoods, along the Bosporus on the European side on April 6th, 2014.

Especially Woods and Bulbous Plants Park in last year, a total amount of 3 million 500 thousand tulips planted in the central areas of Istanbul that has made positive effects in many parts of Istanbul. Eighty-two kinds of tulips, twenty-seven of which was mainly being planted, have been planted this year from Silivri to Tuzla throughout Istanbul, due to high demand from citizens.

The early species of these types of tulips starting to bloom up in mid-March, are follow to bloom up by normal types of tulips in the month of April and the late blooming types of tulips in May and the people of Istanbul will have such as a visual feast for their eyes with tulips and hyacinths, narcissus and other bulbous plants during the two months of tulip season. Thus, while the city of Istanbul and the people of Istanbul meet their tulips such as Emirgan Woods, Hidiv Woods, Gülhane Park, Bulbous Plants Park, Vatan Street will burst into riot of colors for two months of period.

It is preferred to take tulips from domestic producers. The tulip buds were mainly grown in Çumra, a town of Konya, but were also grown by villagers of Silivri, Çatalca, Şile, Pamukova, and Geyve.
Source: IBB


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