They still grow a very small amount of tulips, but nothing like the did years ago. On the first Saturday of the month of May, in Spalding town they have a flower parade. Really is a site to see.
When growing up my older sister and I used to go and help pin all the flower heads onto the straw forms that make up the floats. Each year they have a different theme. Weeks before they have a competition running in the local paper to pick the Tulip Queen. All good fun. The first Tulip Parade was held in 1959.
So for a pretty small town, we will not be able to move on Saturday, for the thousands of buses and car's streaming in. They usually get around 250,000 visitors coming from all over the country to see the parade.