West Wickham and Streetly End

West Wickham & District Gardening Club talk – Monday 18 October


A talk on tulip appreciation and obsession.

By Andrew Morris

7.30pm Village Hall


The extensively illustrated talk will cover the history of how the tulip was brought from its homeland in central Asia to become the national symbol of the Ottoman Empire, before being exported to Western Europe in the 17th century. Here people went wild about these beautiful flowers, resulting in Tulip mania and huge sums of money being spent on a single bulb. Appreciation of tulips over the centuries has resulted in a considerable number of paintings and still features in art and culture. They are still much loved and enjoyed in our gardens.


Further details from Andrew Morris, 21 High Street. T: 290863; Email: morrisandrew203@gmail.com

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