Visitors to pick-your-own garden to be given clear instructions this year.Tulipark, a 26,000-sqm flower farm in the Prenestino-Labicano area of east Rome, opens on 21 March, when visitors will be allowed to pick their own tulips for purchase.
There will be around 300,000 tulips, from 91 different varieties, growing among four kilometres' worth of flowers at the farm.Tulipark will be open daily from 09.00-19.00, probably until the second half of April, depending on the availability of its tulips.
Organisers have moved the park from Prima Porta to its new base beside Villa De Sanctis on Via dei Gordiani.The first edition of Tulipark made headlines last year after the garden was devastated within 48 hours of opening. Visitors pulled 7,000 plants out of the ground - instead of cutting the flowers - before pocketing the bulbs to replant at home.
This time organisers are taking no chances and will display rules clearly at the entrance, explaining to the public how to pick the tulips properly. Visitors will also be reminded not to trample on the plants, not to dump flowers once they are picked, and to refrain from throwing litter and cigarette butts.
For full visiting informaion and updates see Tulipark website.