Holland in Bloom

2021 Community Tulip Dig Information

The Tulip Dig will be on Saturday, May 22 from 9am to 11am. The dig is hosted by the Holland in Bloom Committee at Centennial Park, Window on the Waterfront Park, and Windmill Island Gardens. As the committee seeks to provide a safe and fun event, there are some changes per MDHHS guidelines. 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 three parks.
  • Cost is $10 per 5-gallon bucket. CASH ONLY. Please bring your own bucket(s).
  • A maximum of 300 people may dig at one time per location. First come, first served. No digging before or after the event.
  • Each location will have separate check-in and check-out locations staffed by HIB volunteers.
  • Before digging, participants must pay and fill out contact tracing information (name, phone, and email.)
  • Participants are encouraged to limit the number of diggers to 2 per group (maximum of 6.)
  • All participants and volunteers must wear a mask over their nose and mouth the entire time. Please bring your own mask.
  • Diggers must provide their own equipment (buckets, shovels and garden forks.) None will be available for lending out.
  • Participants must check out when finished so others can be allowed into the event.
  • Six-foot social distancing from other groups must be maintained at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • Participants should self-screen for COVID symptoms before attending. Please DO NOT ATTEND if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, have experienced symptoms in the previous 14 days, have tested positive for COVID in the previous 14 days, or been in close contact with someone with COVID in the previous 14 days.
  • Non-vaccinated participants are encouraged to get a COVID test 1-3 days before the event. Testing locations can be found here.  

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

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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.