Spring is nearly upon us ……….
Many of the tulips in the garden date back to the 16th century and include several stars of the period known as Tulip Mania (1634-1637), such as Tulipa semper augustus, reputedly the most expensive tulip of all time. The oldest cultivated bulb in the garden, the short yet vibrant ‘Duc van Tol Red and Yellow’ tulip dates back to 1595 and, with a new cultivar introduced every year, the collection is continuously expanding.
You don’t have to go to Holland to appreciate tulips. Do as the Dutch do with their particularly prized tulips and show them off in an elaborate Delft vase, designed so that each bloom can be clearly and individually showcased. However you decide to display your tulips, to get the most out of them re-cut the stems, bind them in paper and plunge the flowers into a bucket of cold water overnight before arranging.
WHERE TO SEE TULIPS
Hortus Bulborum Foundation, Zuidkerkenlaan 23a, NL-1906 AC Limmen, The Netherlands
Keukenhof, Stationsweg 166a, 2161 AM Lisse, The Netherlands.
Het Loo Palace, Koninklijk Park 1, 7315 JA Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.The Privy Garden at
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU.
Want to see more? Visit our beautiful tulips gallery.
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