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11 November 2022

The Hepworth Wakefield has recently created the most amazing garden (open to the public at all times). It was designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, and it's fitting that tulips are the focal point in spring, as Wakefield has played an important role in the history of tulip-growing. The Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society dates back to 1836; a tulip show has been held every year since. The society is the last remaining of its kind in Britain, and specialises in showing rare and precious tulip varieties descended from those cultivated in the mid-C17th, known as English Florists' Tulips.

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