New Festival replaces Flower Parade

by Bethany Day on February 28, 2014

Spalding Flower FestivalA new festival of flowers has been announced to replace an annual flower parade which lasted for 50 years.

Springfields Horticultural Society in Lincolnshire has announced the new Springfields Festival and Tulipmania, which is due to take place in May at Springfields Festival Garden – also featuring a craft fair, classic car show, children’s fun fair, music and dance.

The society said the festival is being established to keep up Spalding and South Holland’s tulip-growing heritage and other produce, as well as its engagement with the community.

David Norton, from the society, said: “We need to look forward and look at a festival that will celebrate the modern South Lincolnshire based around food, flowers and the general produce we make in the area, and not just tulips.

“We’re hoping to keep in touch with our heritage… it’s important for people to know how Spalding and South Holland was such an important tulip and now a daffodils-growing area.”

The new festival replaces Spalding Flower Parade, which was held for the last time in spring 2013 as two local authorities said they could no longer afford to run it.

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