The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s annual spring tulip sale returns Friday, June 17.
Hundreds of tulip bulbs that bloomed in town parks and on Queen Street earlier this spring will be available for $5 a dozen at the NOTL Community Centre from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – or when they’re all sold.
The annual sale began several years ago with the Horticultural Society and now it raises money for the town’s tree fund, Lord Mayor Betty Disero said in an interview.
Gardeners look forward to the sale and they line up to scoop the bulbs for planting in their home gardens.
“Each year the town chooses certain colours that they want to use and certain designs and stuff for the parks and Queen Street,” Disero said.
So, instead of discarding hundreds of tulips and “rather than just put them all into compost, we started back around 2016 or 2017, a tree fund, for people to donate money to.”
The sale is cash-only and people should bring their own bags.