The Big Bulb Plant 2011

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Following the 2010 success, The International Flower Bulb Centre is delighted to launch a third year of THE BIG BULB PLANT, a project in conjunction with The Eden Project designed to encourage communities to get together and plant bulbs in their area.

Combining with The Eden Project’s The Big Lunch, everyone is encouraged to plant summer flowering bulbs from March – 30 April to ensure beautiful blooms at The Big Lunch on Sunday 5 June.

This season, The Big Bulb Plant is focusing on lily bulbs as they make particularly attractive cut flowers and can be displayed in vases on Big Lunch tables. Of course other varieties such as dahlia, nerine and gladioli will work well too.

Bulbs can be planted in public areas in need of a lift or neighbours can plant lily bulbs in their front garden or in a pot on their door step.

Last year was a great success with over 600 communities across Britain coming together to plant bulbs in their areas. Inner city as well as rural communities got involved, planting in pots, verges, street flower beds and school areas and the Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse even won the Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people planting bulbs at the same time.

Communities can get involved at and the first 50 to register will receive 250 free lily bulbs to kick-start their plot. Also on the revamped website are tips and ideas for planting, a forum to post information and pictures and news about the various plantings taking place.

5 April 2011