When you think of Windmill Island in Holland, what do you think of? Tulips, of course. Thousands and thousands of beautiful tulips. But they only bloom in the spring, just in time for the Tulip Festival.

So, after that, there is nothing to see except for the historic Windmill, right? Not on you life.

The flowers are back in bloom at Windmill Island Gardens! With the tulips just a memory, there are thousands of annuals and perennial flowers in peak bloom throughout the gardens. In celebration Windmill Island Gardens is celebrating Peak Bloom Week.

City of Holland/Windmill Island
City of Holland/Windmill Island

Windmill Island Gardens celebrates a theme each year and 2017 highlights ‘The Artful Garden’. Staff designed and planted flower beds throughout the park to mimic famous pieces of art. Artists represented range from Van Gogh to Warhol to Rembrandt.

As part of the celebration, Windmill Island Gardens is partnering with Kids’ Food Basket in the attack on childhood hunger. Kids receive free admission throughout the week when providing an item from the Kids’ Food Basket wish list that includes granola bars, snack-size zipper bags, fruit/applesauce cups, toasted oat cereal, cheese crackers and pretzel twists.

All kids are invited to color lunch bags for Kids’ Food Basket and enjoy a number of activities to help discover the beautiful grounds around the Island. Of course, these are in addition to the mainstay attractions including a windmill tour, dancing along to the Dutch street organ and a ride on the children’s carousel.

Peak Bloom Week has been all this week, concluding tomorrow, Saturday, July 29th. More information on this and other events at Windmill Island Gardens can be found at windmillisland.org.

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