NL: Inspiration for Lily League in trial greenhouse

The first lilies in the trial greenhouse of Onings Holland were already planted in February. This year, the annual four-day event of the lily will have a special competition element. Visitors and people who are interested from all over the world can compose with the Lily League, the top 50 most beautiful and most appreciated lily varieties. Onings Holland is participating for the sixth consecutive year in the Dutch Lily Days, which takes place from June 7th - 10th 2016.

Five years ago breeders and exporters took the initiative to put the lily in the spotlights. They started ‘Dutch Lily Days’, an event where all breeders and exporters open their doors of their trials greenhouses in the same week. Visitors around the world responded positively to this initiative. For five years in a row the number of visitors has been increasing. To draw attention to the sixth edition, Onings Holland launched the ‘Lily League’ where visitors, breeders, exporters and people that love lilies can vote for their favourite varieties.

Large number of varieties
Onings Holland shows a large number of lily varieties during the Dutch Lily Days. These trials are free for visitors to check during the Dutch Lily Days from Tuesday June 7th till Friday June 10th in the trial greenhouse of the lily exporter in Poeldijk. Using touchscreens, visitors can select their favourite varieties. It is also possible to send in your top 10 online. After the deadline of June 14th, a top 50 of the most appreciated varieties will be announced. The visitor that has selected the varieties that are closest to the market’s favourites (the overall top 10) will win an airline ticket for the Dutch Lily Days 2017 or a travel cheque of 1,000 euros.

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