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Daffodils at Pinchbeck
Wherever you visit in the Fens you cannot help but notice the many fields of produce and flowers. Working the soil has been the purpose for many generations of Fen people who have maintained a close kinship with the land. History, nature and the ingenuity of man have provided a landscape unrivalled for its rich fertile soil and abundant variety of crops.

Throughout the four seasons, the ever changing landscape offers wonderful floral sights for all to enjoy. Yellow carpets of daffodils in spring, vivid summer displays of rose fields in bloom and spectacular flower festivals demonstrate the importance of flower growing in the Fens.

The Fens are the centre of Britain’s bulb and seed industry, a rich heritage proudly displayed through festivals, show gardens and flower displays.

The Wisbech area is renowned for its apple orchards and strawberries.

The colour, scent and beauty of spring flowers in open fields are not to be missed, although more now are grown under glass. Springfields at Spalding is a showpiece for the national flower and bulb industry, with many acres of displays.

The famous Spalding Flower Parade (first bank holiday weekend in May) draws in thousands of visitors year after year to marvel at the procession of floral floats decorated with the flowers of around eight million tulips.

Wisbech Rose Fair when June turns into July is East Anglia’s premier Flower Festival. Four town centre churches including the magnificent St Peter & St Paul’s are festooned with breathtaking floral arrangements.

Click here to find events all around the Fens Food and Flower Festival

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Each spring over 100,000 visitors travel to Spalding to see the spectacular Flower Parade.