Bringing 7,5 Million Flowers to Istanbulites, Tulip Festival Has Started

The Tulip Festival, Bringing Millions of Flowers to Istanbulites, Has Started
Bringing 7,5 Million Flowers to Istanbulites, Tulip Festival Has Started

Tulips, one of the symbols of Istanbul, bloomed once again. The 'Tulip Festival', which brings together a total of 7,5 million flowers of different species with Istanbulites, has started. IMM President, who opened the four-day event series in Emirgan Grove. Ekrem İmamoğluinvited Istanbulites to the visual feast presented by tulips. Referring to the tulip's journey from Istanbul, İmamoğlu said, "I hope flowers migrate in history, but people do not have to become refugees and migrate from their homeland."

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlumet with Arjen Uijterlinde, Consul General of the Netherlands in Istanbul, to start the 'Tulip Festival' in Emirgan Grove in Sarıyer. Examining the 'Istanbul Tulip' they planted in December 2021, the duo toured the Emirgan Grove, which has turned into a flower garden, together. Imamoglu, who showed the park where colorful flowers bloomed, to Consul General Uijterlinde, proceeded with the intense interest of Istanbulites to the speech area that will start the Tulip Festival between April 24-28.


Arjen Uijter, Consul General of the Netherlands, made the opening speech of the Tulip Festival, for which IMM prepared special programs. Stating that the Netherlands is identified with the tulip, the guest Consul General said that he felt at home because of the visual feast in Emergan. Describing the historical journey of tulips to his country, Dutch Consul General Uijterlinde said, "We owe this beauty to you."


Noting that the symbol of Istanbul, the tulip, is a sign of good relations between the two countries, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu“The tulip has a great journey of thousands of years. A tremendous journey from the east to the west. An icon of historical journey. I hope that flowers migrate in history, but people do not become refugees and have to migrate from their homeland," he said.


Reminding that they planted the 'Istanbul Tulip', whose homeland is Istanbul and which was found and reproduced centuries later by Dutch researchers, together with Consul General Uijterlinde, İmamoğlu continued his speech as follows:

“Today we saw that she bloomed with such beautiful colors. We took our picture together. The continuation of this activity by getting bigger; In order to contribute to our social and international culture, I wish not only to introduce the tulip and bring its visuality to our people here, but also to enlarge it by adding culture, art and conversations and to move it to a better point.”

Describing himself as "Istanbul and nature lover", İmamoğlu said, "I also know that such events, such environments will be very good for people and will make them feel very good. I would like to thank our Dutch Consul General in Istanbul for their effort, contribution and cooperation in tulip-themed events. A special process has occurred. I would like to thank all my friends for their hard work,” he said.


IMM; brought 160 million flowers from 7,5 species such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and muscari to Istanbulites. Tulips began to be exhibited in five different venues, namely Emirgan Grove, Gülhane Park, Sultanahmet Square, Khedive Grove and Göztepe 60th Year Park.

Tulip, which is a part of Istanbul with its eye-catching colors and beauty, is presented with various motifs in Emirgan Grove. In Emirgan Grove, where 90 million 3 thousand bulbous plants from a total of 150 species are planted, a visual plant feast awaits its visitors with tulip stream, evil eye bead and Turkish flag motifs.

Günceleme: 25/04/2022 11:37

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