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Patricia gives talks on all subjects relating to her collection. She enlightens her talk using PowerPoint and shows examples of her own collection of bulb vases. If you have any queries about your own bulb vases, bring them along. Otherwise, please contact Patricia for more details.

University of Birmingham, England
21st November 2015

A talk on George Piercy Tye, Birmingham businessman, entrepreneur and developer of hyacinth bulb vases.

Arboretum Kalmthout, Belgium
19th April 2015

The Curious History of the Bulb Vase

With her usual infectious enthusiasm, Patricia talked about her unusual collection of bulb vases, on the Arboretum's Plant Day. She gave tips on how to grow spring bulbs on water indoors. As usual, Patricia will answer any queries you might have on the subject - so bring along your vases!

Bingerdenseweg, 14–16th June 2013

The Curious History of the Bulb Vase - The programme for Bingerden 2013Patricia was invited to give a talk on bulb vases at this highly prestigious venue. Considered to be similar to a miniature Chelsea Flower Show, Bingerden has a distinct international flavour and maintains the highest standard for plants (while Chelsea forbids gnomes, Bingerden does the same for candles and tableclothes!)

The talk was accompanied by a 50-slide PowerPoint presentation, adapted to suit the gardener and the various ways the bulb vase can be put to use, either for growing bulbs, or for flower arranging.

Glass Circle
London, 8th May 2012

The highly prestigious Glass Circle invited Patricia to give a talk.

The Curious History of the Bulb Vase - Glass CircleThe Introduction

A most impressive venue in central London, at the Arts Council.

On the left is Patricia, preparing the books and material.


The Curious History of the Bulb Vase - RHS Cardiff

John Smith, the current chairman, gave an introductory talk before handing the microphone to Patricia.


The Curious History of the Bulb Vase - RHS CardiffThe Presentation

Patricia's talk, about an hour in length, totally engrossed the audience, who were all highly appreciative at the end.

Thanks to our hosts for a wonderful evening.

Curious History of the Bulb Vase - Glass Circle reportGlass Circle News
Issue 129, Vol. 35, No. 2

An excllent report, by Susan Newell, that encapsulates the evening.