HISTORIC TULIPS WITH ANNA PAVORD AND TERESA CLEMENTS
10 30 Welcome and coffee
Introduction by Polly Nicholson, owner of Bayntun Flowers, with a guided walk around the private gardens and flower field at Blackland House. Polly will explain how her fascination with tulips has evolved into the creation of one of the largest collections of historic tulips in private hands, and you will be able to see them at their peak throughout the garden.
12 00 Anna Pavord on the History of the Tulip
Anna’s books include The Naming of Names, The Curious Gardener and Landskipping, but she is best known for The Tulip, which has recently been redesigned as a beautiful twentieth anniversary edition. A self-confessed Tulipomaniac, she spent 6 years researching ‘the story of a flower that has made men mad’. We welcome her back to Bayntun Flowers for the fourth consecutive year to share her encyclopaedic knowledge.
1 00 Lunch in the garden or greenhouse dependent on the weather
2 00 Teresa Clements on English Florists’ Tulips
Teresa was Honorary Secretary of the Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society (est. 1836) for ten years and is now Chair of the RHS Bulb Committee. She will be talking about the history of the Society, and the role it plays in helping to preserve the English Florists’ Tulip. We hope to have a few of these precious relics from the past in flower to show you.
After Teresa’s talk there will be time to wander around the garden and see everything else we grow in addition to tulips. Hannah Gardner, head gardener at Blacklands and author of ‘The Outsider’ column in Gardens Illustrated, will be on hand and delighted to answer your horticultural questions throughout the day.
Bayntun Flowers, Blackland House, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 8UQ
10 30 – 3 30 Tuesday 21st April
£185 to include organic lunch, teas, coffee and cakes
Numbers strictly limited
For tickets and further information please email Polly email@example.com
10% of the ticket price will be donated to Horatio’s Garden, one of the charities which we are supporting this year www.horatiosgarden.org.uk