Hortus Bulborum is a Dutch foundation that conserves historic cultivars of spring flowering bulb- and tuber crops. The collection garden of the foundation is located at the Zuidkerkenlaan in Limmen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, near the historic city of Alkmaar.The collection comprises some 2500 different cultivars, of which 2000 are tulips, 115 hyacinths, circa 800 narcissus, more than 20 irises, 50 crocusses as well as some 20 different Fritillarias. The oldest tulip in the collection is the single early tulip ‘Duc van Tol Red and Yellow’, dating from 1595. The oldest narcissus, the 'Dubbele Kampernelle', also known as Narcissus ‘Alba Odorus Plenus’, has been known since 1602. The oldest Fritillaria: F. imperialis ‘Prolifera‘ should have been mentioned in 1577.Make Hortus Bulborum Limmen a part of your Limmen vacation plans using our Limmen trip itinerary builder website.
Hortus Bulborum Limmen reviews
The main goal for this trip was to come to The Netherlands to see the tulips. We knew that by showing up in early May, we were at the tail end of the season, but it was what we had to work with. For..... more »
Better than visiting Keukenhof which is quite expensive and very busy. Also bigger variety of tulips. Less formal than Keukenhof. more »
If you want to learn about tulips, daffodils or fritillaries history and old varieties this is the place for you. Beautiful too.
Fantastic "library" of historical bulb varieties
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