In May 2012, the 54th Spalding Flower Parade took place in Lincolnshire and hundreds of visitors, including Interflora, flocked to this picturesque country town to see some amazing tulip-decorated floats on display.
The Spalding Flower Parade began life as a celebration to mark the Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in 1935 and made use of the thousands of tulips that grew in the area.
In the following years, the event grew to involve an entire week dedicated to the beauty of tulips and ‘Tulip Week’ was born, involving a 25 mile walk and tour designed to show off the best growers in the area.
The first official Spalding Tulip Parade took place in 1959 and a number of beautiful floats, decorated with tulips heads that had been stored specifically for this purpose, took to the streets.
Every year the Spalding Flower Parade has a different theme and this year is was ‘Food, Glorious Food’. Each float was decorated with up to 100,000 flower heads and featured displays in the shape of fruit, sweets and vegetables.
Amongst the themed floats, there were also a number of colourful characters, as well as marching bands, music and costumed dancers. For further information about the parade and the activities held on the day, visit The Spalding Flower Parade.
Flowers delivered by Interflora are available to order online now with beautiful fresh arrangements and bouquets ready for any special occasion. You can also take a look below at some of the incredible floats that were on display at the Spalding Flower Parade 2012.