The arrival of Princess Juliana’s gift of tulips generated great interest, curiosity and admiration among Canadians and the magnificent display of tulips quickly became a treasured tourist attraction in the Nation’s Capital.
Photographer Malak Karsh brought international fame to Ottawa with his photos of the NCC tulip beds. His stunning pictures became a springtime ritual in newspapers and magazines nationwide and around the world. And, it was Malak who inspired the Ottawa Board of Trade to establish the Canadian Tulip Festival in 1952.
As an hommage to Malak Karsh, on its 65th Anniversary, the Canadian Tulip Festival is inviting photographers to submit their own tulip photos and a jury will select 65 for display in the Lansdowne ParkTulip Gallery. Stay tuned for details.