Popular among gardening enthusiasts all over the country, Edendale’s annual Labour Day tulip event is being held in person again.
The Edendale Presbyterian Church fundraiser for various community groups will take place on Monday from 10am-4pm at the church.
Tulip day organising committee member Alison Caldwell said it was a unique opportunity ‘‘to see the beauty and the colour up close’’.
There would be van rides for $2 and even helicopter flights to take people to see Triflor New Zealand’s tulip farm in Seaward Downs Rd, she said.
‘‘People look at the tulips in the fields, they can come here and they can order the bulbs to be delivered next year.’’
The bulbs were given to the church by Triflor New Zealand.
‘‘For them, it’s a way to give back to the community,’’ Ms Caldwell said.
‘‘We’re very lucky that the bulbs donated are of export grade.’’
It was great to be able to hold the event in person again after Covid-19 forced it online last year, she said.
It would be the second time the event took place at the Edendale Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Brydone and Melvin Sts, after it was successfully held there in 2020.
There would be more than 20 stalls selling food, crafts and other items as well as a bouncy castle for children.
The family event was always enjoyable and very well-attended by people from as far afield as the North Island, Ms Caldwell said.