News | May 4, 2023 | 18:59
(Washington, DC) — During Dutch Tulip Days, the newest tulip will be officially named in honor of First Lady Jill Biden and accepted into the official tulip registry of the Royal Dutch Association of Common Bulb Growers.
The ceremony on April 5 at the Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C. will highlight the diversity and strength of the bilateral relationship between the Netherlands and the United States.
At the ceremony, the First Lady continues a centuries-old tradition and accepts the tulip “Jill Biden.”
The ceremony is probably centuries old, but naming a tulip after a first lady is not. join the Seven First Her Lady is named Tulip. “Mrs. “
The Dutch fell in love with tulips when the botanist Carolus Clusius planted tulip bulbs in Leiden in 1594. Since then, the Netherlands has excelled in breeding different types of tulips, and Dutch expertise in horticulture has become world-famous. For example, the Netherlands exports over 450 million tulip bulbs to the United States each year.
Over 15,000 tulips, cut flowers and garden plants will transform Ambassador André Haspels’ residence during Holland Tulip Days, April 5-7. Dutch cycling culture is the theme of this year’s event. A series of seminars, luncheons and receptions will feature Dutch tulips and bicycles.
https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2023/04/05/tulipa-jill-biden The tulip was named in honor of First Lady Jill Biden during Tulip Day in the Netherlands.news article