Final week of Hortus Bulborum 2016
May the 16th 2016 is the final day of spring season and opening of the Hortus Bulborum in Limmen in 2016. The garden is specialized in historic spring bulbs, which bloom until the midst of May. Because the Hortus is a show garden for showing all these historic bulbs the flowers are headed as late as possible.
The extreme cold weather of this spring ensured that hundreds different tulip varieties are still in bloom, some of them even have to start blooming. Parts of the double early tulips are still wonderful to see. This automatically means that also the mid-double and the double late are blooming beautifully now. These beautiful tulips found great demand in especially in England and Germany. Apart from the beautiful double tulip flower the spreading of early to late varieties during spring season was an additional asset of this wonderful flower. Therefore it was possible to retain a wealth of spring color in the borders in gardens around Europe. When you visit the Hortus this week you can see the result with your own eyes.
Each species in the garden has a green sign with the name and the year. There’s also a sign containing the name tulipa Professor Röntgen. Not that he would have sponsored this tulip, for in that case his name on a red plate. No, the tulip itself came about thanks to his invention. In the 1920’s professor Röntgen experimented in cooperation with the Limmer Hortus with the mutation (kind of change) of bulbs through irradiation with an X-ray tube. That process has now left again, but the results are still visible in the Hortus. This includes the Estella Rijnveld 1954, named after the wife of Dr. Mol, who experimented with the bulbs.
The Hortus is open until May 16 (included). Admission is € 5.00; children under 12 years: free and age 65+ € 3.50. The Hortus Bulborum is located on Zuidkerken-laan 23A in Limmen, next to the church.
Source: Hortus Bulborum