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Feeling hot, hot, hot at Tulipfest


By Zoe Myall


The Bird family by tulip statues. (1931092)
The Bird family by tulip statues. (1931092)

Soaring temperatures saw visitors out in force to enjoy this year’s Tulipfest at Springfields Festival Gardens in Spalding.

Held over the Bank Holiday weekend people enjoyed live music from TV’s The Voice stars Classic Reflection, band I Am the Dice and entertainment from the Kesteven Morris Dancers, Boston Jive, Diamondz DG and much more.

The festival was set up to celebrate the history of the tulip, and the gardens were adorned with colour for the event.

Inga Maxwell, outreach officer for festival organisers Springfields Horticultural Society, said: “It was really, really good, so much busier than last year.

“It has been very tricky this year with the weather, with it being hot, cold and having the snow but we still had a large amount of colour in the gardens.”

Spalding Academy students with their pom-poms. (1931094)
Spalding Academy students with their pom-poms. (1931094)

This year, the society’s chief executive David Norton suggested a handmade theme for the festival after seeing such beautiful displays in Spain during his holiday.

The organisation set about asking the local community to help and the result was hundreds of knitted flowers, pompoms and bunting and tulip garlands.

Students at Spalding Academy were among those getting involved, making pom-poms during their lunchtime club.



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