CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Turkish flowerbed at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens is ablaze with red and white tulips.
Representing many nationalities the Cleveland Cultural Gardens is described as a peaceful retreat inside the city. Each garden represents the culture and history of the people who have made Cleveland home. The Turkish garden joined the community of gardens in 2016. In October of 2017 tulips were planted by volunteers.
Why tulips? In the 16th century travelers from Turkey brought tulips to Holland, as the saying goes, the rest is his history. Today tulips and Holland seem almost synonymous, but the Ottoman Empire was the origin of the flower.
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