Rachel will be here to talk about the gorgeous photographs that went in to the book ‘Tulips: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden’. Rachel grew up in Spalding and parts of the book were shot in Springfields and with the support of local growers, so we are delighted to be launching the book here at Bookmark. This beautiful book contains spectacular photography, inspirational commentary and no-fuss gardening tips to show you that anyone can grow and enjoy tulips at home. With tulip production in the Netherlands reaching a record high of two billion in 2018, it is clear that the world continues to be enchanted with these beautiful bulbs. Fringed, serrated, frilly or smooth, tulips have over 3,000 variations and their diverse textures mean that they can work well in almost any scenario, from vases to garden plots, from romantic bouquets to wedding boutonnieres. From the fascinating history of the tulip, including where they come from, tulipmania and bulbs grown today, the book curates over 50 of the most beautiful varieties, detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they’ll look like. From the fabulous flushed-with pink petals of La Belle Epoque and the raspberry swirl of Carnaval De Nice, to the crystal-fringed rim of Fancy Frills and the fiery form of Double Flaming Parrot, you’ll discover a stunning range of specimens to grow, including historical and temporary varieties.