It's Dahlia Time

In the Bulb Region, you can enjoy flowers in the fields almost all year round. In early spring, the daffodils, hyacinths and tulips show their most beautiful colours.

In summer, it is dahlia time. Flowering dahlias are a feast! It is not for without reason that more and more people are becoming enthusiastic about the enormous variety of colours, types and sizes. There is a favourite for everyone. Would you like to experience this yourself? From mid-August until far into the autumn you can visit show gardens, follow fun workshops, participate in many activities and pick your own bouquet of dahlias!

Do you love dahlias? We do, and we would like to invite you to come and get to know these versatile colourful flowers; it is time for dahlias!

Dahlia show gardens in our region

Bulb Region Flower Route

Cycle along the most beautiful and colourful spots in the Bulb Region with the Bulb Region Flower Route. This route takes you along the beach, the dunes, unique flower farms and monuments such as the castle gardens of Keukenhof and 't Huys Dever. During the tour, you will discover the versatility of the Bulb Region and the beauty of summer flowers such as the Dahlia and the Canna.

During the tour, you will pass wonderful locations. From nature reserves and monuments to beautiful show gardens with summer flowers. You can admire the Dahlia show gardens at various locations from around the second half of August until mostly in October. 

Check the Flower Route

Touring along the summer flowers

Dahlia Mosaic Competition

In the second weekend of September, the Bulb Region is dominated by the dahlia mosaics, now an annual event in the region.

Every year, at the end of the summer, enthusiastic volunteers and entrepreneurs from the Bulb Region set to work with the colourful dahlias. As a group, they create beautiful works of art that are absolutely worth visiting to admire.

The participating villages are Voorhout, Lisse, Hillegom, De Zilk and Noordwijkerhout.

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From tubers to flowers

The dahlias are blooming again! From pastel-coloured to brightly coloured and in thousands of shapes and sizes, but all equally beautiful and unique.

The dahlia originated in Mexico and is related to the sunflower, the daisy, the chrysanthemum and the zinnia. The dahlia is a tuberous plant and grows in almost any type of soil, but can also be kept in a pot.  With a flowering period from mid-August until far into the autumn, the dahlia provides an explosion of colour in the fields and show gardens of the Bulb Region.

The exuberantly flowering dahlia not only has a great attraction to people but is also very popular with bees, bumblebees and butterflies!