More than 51,000 tulips are starting to bloom at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, located at 621 W. Long Lake Rd. (just West of I-75) in Troy. Metro Detroit area residents can see a spectacular display of tulips including new and unique varieties rarely found anywhere else in the world. At the same time, White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery is hosting its Fifth Annual Tulip Festival Photography Contest now until Sunday, May 31, 2015.
Criteria for the photography contest include:
- Photos must be taken in the White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery tulip gardens.
- The photos can include both tulips and people.
- Individuals can enter the photo contest by uploading photos to its website located at (www.whitechapelcemetery.com).
- People can vote for the best photos on the White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery website. Visitors also will find a tulip garden guide and map on the website.
Photo contest prizes include:
- First Prize – a $500 Visa or American Express gift card and a $500 White Chapel credit voucher
- Second Prize – a $200 Visa or American Express gift card and a $200 White Chapel credit voucher
- Third Prize – a $100 Visa or American Express gift card and a $100 White Chapel credit voucher
For a complete list of photo contest details, visit www.whitechapelcemetery.com.
Southeast Michigan residents can see the tulips in bloom at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Holidays. Moreover, metro Detroiters can go to the White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery website and sign up to receive tulip bloom alerts.
“Our annual display of tulips is a tradition,” said David R. Krall, Vice President, White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery. “We import our tulips directly from Holland. We have a few dozen varieties of tulips including many of the newest tulip bulbs in existence.”
Visitors can expect to see some of the following varieties of tulips on display:
- Giant Orange Sunset – the largest tulip in existence
- Sky High Scarlet – a tall, red, late blooming tulip
- Ballerina – bright orange and very fragrant
“We plant new tulip bulbs each year because we want to expand and enhance our variety of flowers,” said Krall. “We encourage the community to stop by to experience our beautiful display of tulips.”
Once tulip season ends, a beautiful mix of flowers will be planted in the White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery gardens for everyone to enjoy throughout the summer.
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 621 W. Long Lake Rd. (just West of I-75) in Troy. For more information, visit www.whitechapelcemetery.com.