The Number of Tulips 

The tulip has become a symbol of the city of Istanbul since the period of Seljuk Turks up until our present time. The Directorate of Parks and Gardens, which is carrying out its work in order to meet both the Istanbul and the people of Istanbul with tulips, started its works with planting a total of amount of 600.000 in 2004. As a result of intensive demands from the people of Istanbul, many kinds of tulips have been planted from Silivri to Tuzla throughout Istanbul. Thus, a total amount of 9 million 300 thousand tulips have been planted this year.

 Years

The Number of Tulips

Cost of Supply and Planting (TL)

2004

600.000

129.000

2005

3.500.000

514.500

2006

8.296.000

2.136.144

2007

10.779.000

2.902.230

2008

13.000.000

4.550.000

2009

9.300.000

2.883.000

Total

45.475.000

13.114.874

The tulip, which has become worthy of aesthetic admiration in every part of the society and has affiliated with the Turkish Culture with these works, returned back to its original motherland.