Summer is in full swing, time to enjoy those lovely summer bloomers! Dahlias are extremely popular. Their long flowering period and variety of flower shapes and flower colours make the Dahlia so popular.

The 6th Holland Dahlia Event will take place this year from Wednesday 7 through Friday 9 September. The visiting locations, all in the vicinity of Lisse, are Keukenhof Castle, CNB Showtuin/De Tulperij, FBT Showtuin/The Tulip Barn, Showtuin Henk van Eeuwijk and Fred. De Meulder Export B.V.

At Keukenhof Castle, updated dahlia plantings will be on display in the castle’s garden and the walled garden of Frederik’s Hof. During the Holland Dahlia Event days, dahlia objects created by students of the Clusius College Alkmaar (Flower & Design department) can be admired. This year’s theme for the objects is “The Art of Dahlia”. The sketches we received from the students have piqued our curiosity about the execution of their artistic projects.

This spring, the jury voted Corso group KAVB Hillegom-Haarlem’s float, ‘Als een vis in het water’ (Like a fish in water) the most beautiful float of the Flower Parade of the Bulb Region. This double float will be on display again during the Holland Dahlia Event. This time, it will be covered in Dahlias. During this event, Dahlias will get the attention they deserve. All that attention is sure to make Dahlias feel like a fish in water.

Following the Holland Dahlia Event, Stichting Dahlia Mozaïeken Foundation will showcase its best designs. On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022, you can admire dahlia mosaics at various locations in the Bollenstreek (the Netherlands’ bulb region). More information on this to follow.