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Tulips through time: from mania to mainstream

Header crop Five tulips, 1613. Illustration from 'Hortus Eystettensis' by Basil Besler (1561-1629), published in 1613. © Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy
12 April 2016
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Emily Parker
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Tulips were first introduced to England in the 1630s as 'tulipmania' swept the gardens of wealthy Europeans. They became popular again in Victorian gardens then continued to be planted in glamorous gardens in the 1930s. You can follow the story of their changing popularity in some of our garde...

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