that blooms in april?
In April: Thousands of Tulips
For Easter, the Nolde Garden blazes with red: Almost 3,000 tulips of the “Ile de France” variety stand on the embankment trellises, lifting their stately blooms into the spring air. This spectacle compensates for the labour-intensive care these ramparts require from the Nolde Foundation Seebüll’s team of gardeners. The marshland’s heavy rains wash the earth away from the ramparts again and again, and the sun, always getting warmer, dries out the embankments’ raised slopes all too easily.
When the new shoots of the growing tulips are just peeping out of the soil, by the way, some visitors guess that they are asparagus or potato plants. However, Nolde’s vegetable plot lies beyond the flower garden, facing south.