Lewes seeks participants for tulip dig April 26

Free tulip bulbs – dig them up and take them home
April 23, 2019

The City of Lewes, in partnership with Lewes in Bloom, will hold the annual tulip dig from 8 a.m., Friday April 26, until all are gone. The rain date is April 29.

So that everyone has a chance to get some tulips, it is requested that no one dig up the bulbs prior to 8 a.m.

Members of the public are invited to bring their shovels, spades, trowels  and bags to assist the city and Lewes in Bloom with removing the tulip bulbs and giving them a new home. Close to 20,000 tulip bulbs were planted by Lewes in Bloom for the 10th Annual Tulip Celebration. Tulips go fast, so prompt arrival is encouraged. It is first-come, first-dig.

The following areas are included in the tulip dig: 1812 Park, Citizens Bank on Second Street, city hall, gateway garden island between Freeman and Kings highways, Lewes library, Mary Vessels Park, Otis Smith Park at the Rotary pavilion, post office, Stango Park, St. Peter’s church barrels and Zwaanandael Park.

The public is reminded that only the areas listed above are included in the tulip dig. Digging cannot occur before 8 a.m. or in areas not listed. Each dig location will be supervised by a Lewes in Bloom member or parks and recreation commissioner. Participants are not to remove any other plants or flowers besides tulips. Participants should bring their own gloves, trowels and bags.

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