Van Thanh Flower Village
Coming to Dalat city, surely you can not ignore the flower Van Thanh village, the village’s largest flower and which provide over 80% roses of Da Lat. About 300 households of peasants in Van Thanh village, Da Lat produce a variety of the flowers with a total area of over 200 hectares.
Records of Van Thanh Flower Village in Dalat
It is located about 5 km from the city center, Van Thanh flower village was formed in the late 50s, more than 10 farmers from the northern plains north of Vietnam immigrated to this fertile land for cultivating the green vegetables, and then put the village name is Van Thanh. Through the 60s, 70s, the first household has boldly moved gradually from green vegetables to plant roses with different colors such as pink, yellow roses, ligh pink roses… Since, Van Thanh flower village is known for Dalat market and spread to other parts of the country. The word spread, residents from the central rice growing provinces in turn seek resettlement in Van Thanh village, Floriculture thanks to those who came before learning about the varieties of experience planting a new flower varieties as carnation, chrysanthemum plants, gladiolus …
Into the 90s, Van Thanh Flower Village has created significant step forward and grafting techniques of successful farmers for roses. Results, roses are grown and harvested shorter, beautiful blooming flowers and spend long, roses are known as major flower of Van Thanh village. Switch to the first year of 2000s of the new century, The roses of Van Thanh land with wide-open market mechanism has stepped looking attractive to investors by planting flowers and abroad. These breeds of businesses brought in greenhouse trials on the effectiveness such as: Dutch red roses, Italy red roses, bi bi flowers, coin flowers from Europe …
Van Thanh Flower village Today
Currently, more than 200ha of flowers, with two thirds dedicated to roses, are grown in the greenhouse equipped with automatic lighting and watering systems. Van Thanh Farmers quick access to technology in greenhouse floriculture, and actively breeding new roses from seed imported from abroad rose varieties planted in Van Thanh released a new varieties of roses, creating competitive advantages for the difference in the cut flower market. Flower farming has been handed down from generation to generation. Young farmers are now aware of the importance of maintaining and developing this practice.
Famous Flower village for tourists
In a form of Da Lat Flower Festival 2012, Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee promulgated Decision recognizing Van Thanh Flower village in Da Lat as a traditional village. So, This place is so attractive to many tourists coming to Dalat city.
Map of Van Thanh Flower village