Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Welby Garden Centre are offering residents the chance to take home a piece of this year’s Tulip Time celebrations by purchasing bulbs from the floral festival.
Manager of Tourism and Events, Steve Rosa said Council’s garden team had been busy digging up the bulbs since the conclusion of the festival.
“The Parks and Gardens team have done a great job digging up over 100,000 bulbs!” he said. “From here the crew have carefully packed and transported the bulbs in crates to the Welby Garden Centre.”
Since 2014 the bulbs from the event have been donated to the Welby Garden Centre. The Centre is operated by Challenge Southern Highlands and provides vocational training and supported employment services to people with disabilities.
“The centre does a fabulous job assisting people living with a disability and we couldn’t think of a more worthwhile organisation to donate the bulbs to,” Steve said.
Mixed bags of 15 bulbs will be sold from the Centre for just $10 per bag.
Apart from offering bulbs from this year’s record-breaking Tulip Time celebrations, the Welby Garden Centre also specialises in cold climate trees, shrubs and plants.
“On behalf of everyone involved in organising this year’s 56th Tulip Time celebrations – in particular the staff from Destination Southern Highlands, Council’s Parks and Garden team and the members of the Tulip Time Working Group – I’d like to thank all our visitors who supported the event,” Steve said.
“I encourage all garden enthusiasts to support the Welby Garden Centre by getting in early and buying a bag of this year’s beautiful bulbs.”
Residents wishing to purchase a bag of bulbs are encouraged to bring their own plastic or hessian bags.
Bulbs are available until sold out and cannot be pre-ordered.
The Welby Garden Centre is located on the Old Hume Highway in Welby.
For more information contact the Welby Garden Centre on phone (02) 4872 1244.