The Plant Lover's Guide to Tulips


By Richard Wilford

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Tulips are one of the most popular spring-flowering bulbs. Available in a huge range of colors and in a wide array of shapes, they’re a mainstay of most spring gardens. They are the focus of festivals worldwide and are a sure sign spring is on the way. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Tulips, by Richard Wilford of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, profiles 100 commonly available species and cultivars, and features growing information, recommendations for companion plants, and tips on how to use tulips in the landscape. More than 250 color photographs bring these colorful gems to life.


  • “This detailed book delivers an impressive amount of useful advice on choosing and growing one of the most beguiling of all flowers. Richard Wilford writes with succinct authority, distilling for us all the information that is really useful for gardeners to know.” —Gardens Illustrated

    “There are profiles of 100 commonly available species and cultivars, plus growing information, recommendations for companion plants, and tips on how to use tulips in the landscape.” —The English Garden
    “Positively groans with sumptuous photographs...this book as it helps to demystify those classifications which you see in bulb catalogues and on websites and provides planting of inspiration on how to use these jewel like flowers in your garden.” —Patient Gardener

On Sale
Apr 8, 2015
Page Count
224 pages
Timber Press

Richard Wilford

Richard Wilford

About the Author

Richard Wilford is the collections manager for the Hardy Display section at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He has a particular interest in bulbs and is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Bulb Committee (formally the Daffodil and Tulip Committee). He writes for Kew Magazine and Garden Illustrated among others, and serves on the Publications Committee for Kew Publishing and the editorial committees of Kew Magazine and Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. This is his fourth book, all of them illustrated extensively with his photos. 

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