The camellia class was also very attractive.
The good turnout included villagers as well as members.
Notes on planting and aftercare: planted in Martin's worm compost 4 ins deep in a large terracotta pot and watered only once then left neglected in the greenhouse over the winter and covered in a pile of fallen twigs and branches.
The other picture is a replica of the Delft Tulip vase, the porcelain original of which is much taller and is in the Reicht Museum Amsterdam. The tulips first imported to the Netherlands in the 16th century from Turkey were considered so rare that each bloom fetched a fortune and the stackable vase was commissioned to show them off to their very best advantage. Many different and bizarre tulip vase designs some as tall as 1.5 m were developed from this.https://www.delft-art-gallery.com/webshop/category-6-tulip-vases.html This link has some amazing vase designs if you are interested.I will aim to fill it appropriately with tulips next spring!