Holland in Bloom


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2023 Community Tulip Dig Information

The Tulip Dig will be on Saturday, May 20. 2023 from 9am to 11am. The dig is hosted by the Holland in Bloom Committee at Centennial Park and Window on the Waterfront Park. Please review the details below before attending the event.

  • Community members and visitors are invited to dig tulip bulbs only from designated locations at the designated parks.
  • Cost is $10 per 5-gallon bucket. CASH ONLY. Please bring your own bucket(s) and digging implements (shovels, garden forks, etc.) as none are available for lending out.
  • First come, first served. No digging before or after the event. Some locations may run out of tulips before 11am.
  • Each location will have check-in locations staffed by HIB volunteers.
  • Participants must pay and have their bucket tagged BEFORE digging.

To summarize, please remember to bring to the event: Cash, Bucket(s), Tools, and a Positive Attitude. Thank you!

*** Please note that due to the early dig date, Windmill Island Gardens will be holding a separate dig on Saturday, June 3, 2023. ***

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Holland's participation in America in Bloom

This national awards program encourages residents, businesses, and organizations to come together to collaborate on common goals that benefit the whole community, including economic development, improved quality of life, greater civic pride, and a renewed sense of community vitality.

 Judges evaluate the community’s work in the areas of community vitality, environmental efforts, celebrating heritage, landscaped areas, urban forestry, flowers, and overall impression, as well as assessing community involvement.   A written evaluation provided by the judges includes observations and suggestions in all of the evaluated criteria and provides a valuable roadmap and planning tool for future projects and improvements.  At a national Symposium held later this year,  population category winners will be chosen, and Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented to one community in each of the judging categories. Click HERE to learn more about America in Bloom.

Holland in Bloom Committee Members

  • Gwen Auwerda - Tulip Time 
  • Nathan Bocks - Mayor of Holland
  • Alexandra Darland - Holland Area Visitor's Bureau
  • Michelle Gibbs - Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute
  • Linda Hart - Holland Area Visitor's Bureau
  • Matt Helmus - Windmill Island Gardens
  • Milly Hudgins - Community Member (Retired, Frost Research Center)
  • Bob Hunt - Hope College
  • Allison Jesky - JW Greenhouse
  • Anne Saliers - Community Member (Retired, Holland BPW)
  • Jamie Scott (chair) - Holland Parks Dept. 
  • Steve Zwiep - Community Member (Retired, Holland Parks Dept.)