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Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Garden

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Municipality/Province: Bancroft, ON

Memorial Number: 35032-030

Type: Garden

Address: Station Street & River Street

Location: Across from the Royal Canadian Legion

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 45.0594112   Long: -77.8568487

Submitted By: Victoria Edwards

Bancroft was one of 140 communities selected from more than 400 applications received by the Canadian Garden Council. Each of the 140 new 70th Anniversary Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Gardens across the country consist of 700 red and white tulip bulbs (350 of each colour) donated by Vesey’s Bulbs in Prince Edward Island.

The garden was planted in the fall of 2015 by the Bancroft Horticultural Society. Tulip bulbs generally bloom between the end of April and the beginning of June depending on the type of tulip and where it’s planted.

The memorial is dedicated as a living monument in recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the original Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Garden planted in Ottawa at the end of the Second World War in 1945. The memorial is in appreciation of the safe haven that members of Holland’s exiled royal family received during the Second World War, and in recognition of the role Canadian troops played in the liberation of the Netherlands.

The Bancroft Cenotaph is also at this location.

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