Flower Bulb Day 2020 is a celebration during which 100,000 colorful varieties of American-produced tulips grown from European bulbs will take over San Francisco’s iconic Union Square on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Presented by Royal Anthos, with additional backing and support from the European Union, the free “tulip garden” will be open for the public’s enjoyment, with visitors encouraged to pick their own bunch of tulips for free to welcome the spring season. Access to the flower bulb garden on Union Square is free and so are the tulips.
European traders export flower bulbs to more than 100 countries worldwide, and the US is by far the largest export market for European-grown flower bulbs. European traders alone export approximately 100 different species of flower bulbs annually, including significant amounts of lilies, hyacinths, daffodils, dahlias and gladioli. More than one billion flower bulbs are exported from Europe to the US every year, where they are planted in private and public gardens, as well as greenhouses by professional growers for the production of cut flowers.
Flower Bulb Day 2020 is presented by Royal Anthos with additional cooperative support from the European Union, the help of San Francisco Recreation and Parks, and the Union Square Business Improvement District.