Exactly six months after planting the floral mosaic of 38,000 flower bulbs, the garden in front of the official entrance of the National Palace of Culture blossomed with the Bulgarian Presidency logo.
The Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU Lilyana Pavlova, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bulgaria Mrs. Bea ten Tusscher and the Mayor of the capital Yordanka Fandakova unveiled the flower garden with the symbolic sign United We Grow.
The idea for the mosaic is of the Embassy of the Netherlands which donated the tulips to the Bulgarian Presidency. The gesture is also an expression of the friendship and support the Kingdom offers Bulgaria in its role as President of the Council of the EU for the first time. The flowers were planted with the support of the Metropolitan Municipality. The author of the design is Jan Guldemond, former designer in chief of the world-famous and the biggest gardens in the world Keukenhof.
said Minister Lilyana Pavlova. She thanked the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mrs. Bea ten Tusscher and the Sofia Mayor for the wonderful hospitality.
said Ambassador Bea ten Tusscher. She reminded that part of the support is the training the country provided for Bulgarian experts on working with the European institutions.
said the Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality Yordanka Fandakova at the opening of the floral mosaic. She expressed her gratitude towards Amsterdam for the partnership and noted that the spring presents the opportunity to the capital city to show its beauty in full with other floral solutions in the city.