Baptism of a lily

Flower arranging demonstration by Dorien van de Berg with technical input by Wijnand van der Kooij

Reconstruction #3. June 21, 2015

In one of the small original Floriade pavilions, designed by Oyevaar Stolle Van Gooi Architects (now known as de Architecten Cie.), a new species of lily was baptised ‘Princess Gracia’ by the princess of Monaco on September 14, 1972. The cultivar was bred by the firm De Jong Lelies in Andijk. During a flower arranging demonstration with lilies in the same pavilion we review the status of the lily at present and reprogram the obsolete pavilion.

In collaboration with De Jong Lelies B.V., Lily Company B.V., Dorien van den Berg

Grace of Monaco baptises the lily ‘Princess Gracia’, 1972
Grace of Monaco baptises the lily ‘Princess Gracia’, 1972
Flower arranging demonstration by Dorien van de Berg
Flower arranging demonstration by Dorien van de Berg
Article about the baptism and the development of a new species of lily, 1972
Article about the baptism and the development of a new species of lily, 1972
Wijnand van der Kooij of De Jong Lelies explains how the colour coding of a lily works
Wijnand van der Kooij of De Jong Lelies explains how the colour coding of a lily works
Lily Princess Gracia from Klaas de Jong, 1972
Lily Princess Gracia from Klaas de Jong, 1972
Visitors leave the demonstration with lilies
Visitors leave the demonstration with lilies