FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2023
Welland, ON – The beautifying of Welland’s residential gardens begins with the City’s annual tulip giveaway.
One of the spring’s most popular attractions, residents of the City of Welland can pick up a bag of free tulip bulbs on Friday, May 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Quaker Road sports complex at 90 Quaker Road. The event will run rain or shine.
Parks staff will be on-site to provide residents with a bag of tulip bulbs – one bag per vehicle while quantities last – in the parking lot of the sports complex. Vehicles are to enter on the east side of the parking lot and slowly proceed through the sectioned-off route.
“The giveaway is a great way to connect with local residents on the importance of greenery while brightening up our local neighbourhoods with colourful tulips,” said Dave Steven, acting manager of parks and open spaces. “The popularity of this event increases year-over-year, and we expect another good turnout.”
The tulip bulbs are cleared from the City’s commemorative gardens and annually distributed to the community. In the past, some 12,000 bulbs have been given away annually. However, varieties and colours cannot be guaranteed.