Noordwijk, Netherlands – Thailand’s Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden took part in the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek Flowers & Fashion event over the weekend, the world’s largest flower parade held annually in the Netherlands.
This year, Nong Nooch Garden was chosen to lead the parade which started in Noordwijk and ended in the city of Haarlem, covering a distance of over 40 kilometers. Along with the parade, spectators enjoyed a beautiful light show.
Nong Nooch Garden decorated its float on the theme “Thai Culture and Religion,” featuring the Royal Barge Suphannahong, elephants, and the national flag. All features were made of colorful eye-catching flowers like daffodils and Dararat.
The event dates from the late 1940s, just after World War II. In those early days the procession consisted of a couple with flower garlands, accompanied by decorated trucks and handcarts of flowers.