SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco will offer over 100,000 colorful tulips in Union Square on Saturday, March 2 to celebrate American Tulip Day. The public is invited to attend and pick their own bouquet of tulips, free of charge. The “Tulip Garden” will be open to the public from 1 p.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m.

American Tulip Day is a celebration of tulips grown from Dutch-raised bulbs. Dutch flower bulb trader Royal Anthos, and the Consulate General of San Francisco are transporting the bulbs to the Union Square. U.S. Dutch traders export their flower bulbs to more than 100 countries worldwide, including the U.S., with nearly 500 million bulbs being exported to America every year.

“We’re thrilled to once again bring tulip bulbs – one of the first signs of Spring – to San Francisco’s historic Union Square for everybody to enjoy,” said Henk Westerhof, Chairman of Royal Athos and iBulb.

“American Tulip Day is not only a fun celebration; it also raises awareness of the cut tulip bulbs produced in North America from Dutch-originated bulbs, which is the Netherlands’ biggest export market for tulip bulbs,” stated the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.