The organisers of the National Summer flowers exhibition have a well thought out theme for the 31st Edition: 'Hollands Glorie'. Indeed, the exhibition is in part together with Heritage Days 2016.
A major part of this is the historical Old Church in Naaldwijk, which is one of the most beautiful ornate monuments in the Netherlands and also one of the oldest dating back from the 13th century. 'Hollands Glorie' is also a reference to the pride of the Dutch horticulture: the Summer flower.
Hydrangea, which is this year's theme flower plays a key role during the exhibition lends itself to a particular interpretation of the theme. Cut Hydrangeas indeed make their appearance often as part of beautiful and stylish bouquets and by their versatility are always inspiring for every floral artist.
Cut Hydrangeas have different maturity stages. The further the flowers are dyed, the better the shelf life. A fully grown, by colored flower hard and firm to the touch, can stay at the vase easily two to three weeks. Colored by (classic) hydrangeas have very long shelf life.
The 31st edition of the exhibition will take place from Thursday, September 8th to on Sunday, September 11th, 2016. This exhibition builds a different path and now has no more links with the Naaldwijk festival week. Starting 2016, the second weekend of September has been chosen as the event’s fixed date.