Haslemere Festival Anniversary Talk: CRAZY FOR TULIPS

Tuesday 23rd May @ 11:00AM @ Haslemere Museum

[£5.00 plus £1.00 booking fee per ticket (no booking fee for Haslemere Hall Full Members)] Buy tickets online or [box office: 01428 642 161]

Anniversary Talk: Crazy for Tulips with Rt. Revd. Dr. Christopher Herbert

In the late 16th century, Carolus Clusius, born in the Netherlands, became the Director of the Imperial Botanical Garden in Vienna. He was a polymath—at various European universities he had studied law, philosophy, and theology. Soon he become deeply interested in botany and it was in Vienna that he first came across tulips. He fell in love with them. Returning to Leiden he created the first Botanical Garden in the Netherlands. Because of his reputation he became the centre of an influential network of wealthy tulip-lovers. You can guess the rest… This talk explores the story of the 17th century Tulip Craze and is accompanied by many beautiful slides.

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