Dutch Lily Days lily week moved forward to June
Poeldijk (the Netherlands), July 4th – The 4th edition of the Dutch Lily Days took place in May this year. 16 lily breeders and exporters opened their doors and welcomed international customers and relations. To better serve this important group visitors the organization of Dutch Lily Days have decided to change the date of this annual open house to the 2nd to 5th of June in 2015.
Lily growers from all over the world, large and small, visited the participants greenhouses in Holland to check and compare hundreds of lily varieties. The information obtained is used to decide what varieties to grow in future and how to schedule plantings.
Evaluation remains important
The evaluation of the Dutch Lily Days in 2014 recently took place. Concusion: lots of visitors were happy and impressed. The 16 participating companies, which simultaneously held their open house, were pleased with the number of visitors.
Quantity and quality of visitors increases
More people have visited the Dutch Lily Days than last year. The participants were particularly positive about the quality of the visit. “You always talk about the quality and quantity of your visitors. Therefore, we are pleased with the Dutch Lily Days on both fronts and across the board” said President Hans Onings. “The cooperation between all participating companies during the Dutch Lily Days becomes more and more entrenched worldwide”.
In 2015, the Dutch Lily Days celebrates its fifth anniversary. Special attention is given to the visitors who have already announced to be present. Very important for them is to see more blooming Oriental Hybrid Lilies. This is a very important group of lilies. Several Oriental varieties are late blooming and therefor difficult to show these in bloom late May. “Therefore, the participants have decided to move the Dutch Lily Days to June,” says Hans Onings. “In 2015 we will be hosting the Dutch Lily Days during June 2nd and June 5th and we’ll be able to show even more products to our national and international visitors”.
By moving the Dutch Lily Days a week ahead, this event will now take place the week before the Flower Trials and makes it easier for international travelers to visit both events. Participants of the fifth edition of the Dutch Lily Days are Van den Bos Flower bulbs, De Jong Lelies, Bot Flowerbulbs, Laan Flora Facilities, Lily Company, Mak Breeding, Marklily, Onings Holland Flowerbulbs, The Originals, C. Steenvoorden, GA Verdegaal, Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan, VWS Flowerbulbs, World Breeding, Zabo Plant and Royal Van Zanten.