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The Tulip Society

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Written by WNETS

The Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society is along established floral society with a tradition of growing English Florists' Tulips or Old English Tulips.

James Wild Breeder Tulip
above English florist's tulip James Wild breeder.

An Old Tulip Tradition

Today only one society remains specialising in tulips, the Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society dating from 1836, and is one of the oldest florist's societies.

Shows & Events

The Annual Show is held in the Wakefield Area each year, and open to the public. As well as the classes for English Florists' Tulips, there is a section for Dutch Tulips.

In recent years the Society has revived its Dutch Tulip show which is held at the Harrogate spring Show. The society also supports other florist's shows and events with information on the showing, history and cultivation of tulips.

The Society holds its Annual General Meeting in October with entertaining discussions and presentations following the items of business.

Wakefield & North of England Tulip Society Annual Show

Newsletter & Publications

The Society publishes a Newsletter for Members, arranges a Garden Visit Day, and sends out schedules of competition classes in advance of the shows.


The Society's published book 'Flames and Feathers - English Florists' Tulips' is now available from The Tulip Society.



Flames and Feathers  


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above Exhibitors making entries at the main society annual show.









Contact Information

Wakefield & North of

England Tulip Society

c/o The Secretary

Priory Lodge

Leeds Road

Harrogate    HG2 8AA