Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan, Ashi Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, received Dutch ‘Queen of Bhutan’ tulip bulbs on 4 December 2012, at the Royal Palace in Thimphu. Her Majesty granted an audience to Phuntshok Chhoden Tshering – Honorary Consul to The Netherlands in Bhutan, Kees Klein – Honorary Consul to Bhutan in The Netherlands, Tshering Yangki – owner of the Gardeners shop in Thimphu and Henk de Jong – bhutan+partners.
Her Majesty referred to her love for flowers as well as to the longstanding friendship relations between Bhutan and The Netherlands when speaking to her guests.
The ‘Queen of Bhutan’ tulip reflects the national colors of Bhutan and Her Majesty’s personality: ‘warm and kind in heart and mind’.
The ‘Queen of Bhutan’ tulip was launched in the Netherlands on 22 September 2012 at the Floriade, World Horticultural Expo in Venlo.
The public launch of the Tulip in Bhutan took place on 4 December 2012, at the Nehru Wangchuck centre in Thimphu in the presence of government officials, diplomats, business people and representatives from the Dutch community.
The ‘Queen of Bhutan’ tulip is a bhutan+partners initiative and gift to Her Majesty on the occasion of the Royal Wedding in October 2011. The Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi and the Dutch flower bulb industry supported the initiative.
The Tulip with deep red petals edged with golden yellow colours is cultivated in the Netherlands by Fluwel and will be available in Bhutan through Mrs Tshering Yangki’s Gardeners shop, Centenary market in Thimphu Bhutan. ( Rea more at http://www.bhutanandpartners.org/2012/12/queen-of-bhutan-receives-tulips/)
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