Tulips – The National Collection at Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Headcorn Village Hall, Headcorn, TN27 9NR
Sunday 27 January 2019, 2.30pm
Members’ lecture meeting. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before becoming members.
Members £3 Guests £5
Simon Wallis is Assistant Supervisor of the Alpine and Woodland plantings at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, where the climate is ideal for many bulbs and plants from summer-dry places. At the Alpine Day held at Wisley in October 2015 he described the gradual replenishment and replanting of the 1-acre rock garden and Mediterranean beds. The Garden also holds a National Collection of Tulipa species representing some 80 of the 120 known wild forms, which will be the subject of his talk. Many of these can make more reliable garden plants than some of the hybrid cultivars, flowering from February through to May, and with a range of colour and form paralleled by few other bulbs.
As usual at our lecture meetings there will also be: Plant display – Plant sale – Seed exchange – Book sale – Raffle – Teas