Designer Tulips for Your Garden

Every wondered how Garden Designers, pull off those amazing combination of tulip bulbs, all colour matched and frills to die for?

I am going to let you into a little secret that’s going to save you big bucks and give you Designer Tulips for Your Garden

The following Designer Tulip collections are a closely guarded secret and for a little under £15 you get 30 bulbs that will promise you am eye-popping display, you neighbours will be green with envy for.

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Red Tulips remind me of my grandfather and every springtime as they appear in the Garden I can get quite emotional. Tulips create colourful displays in all sorts of situations and with colours to suit every taste or emotion, you will be spoilt for choice. Making this collection of designer garden tulips extra special, perhaps they will help you pay tribute to someone special too.

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Tulips are a classic English bulb and a perfect companion to early spring perennials, if you can bear to cut them they will last ages in a vase or simply enjoy them from your window as they brave the elements.

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Tulips can be found in almost every UK spring garden, yet originate in the Kazakhstan mountains, in the early 17th century, in Holland, prices of the latest bulbs rocketed.  We now have thousands of varieties of Tulips available to choose from and this collection is just one of an amazing range of colours and shapes for you to enjoy.

Designer Tulips Orange collection

If you have enjoyed my top tip for designer Tulips you can purchase them here or read on for more of Growhort Gardening articles!
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Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consultant




“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”


  1. Wow!! What a GREAT blog Stephen. Considering the tulip being my beloved flower I also have that “family sentiment” with my Grandmother and the white tulip. We used to get our “Traditional Polish Easter Basket blessed every year at our local Polish Parish St. Adelbert’s. Well, whenever it iwas just my babcia and I and the Spring was right on time (Which it seems to be always in the ” The City of Brotherly Love” -aka- Philadelphia). We would pick a whit tulip kurt of the garden and get it blessed along with the rest of our Easter goodies. That’s brought back a wonderful memory and I Thank you Stephen.
    Warmest Regards,

    • Thanks Robert my intention with this article was to share my love of tulips with others and your comment is the most perfect response! Thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope you enjoy all my articles as much as I enjoy sharing them. Stephen

  2. Thank you for your amazing tips I am planning to plant a new bed of tulips in the front yard and the mix you show would bed perfect. Any ideas how to keep the pesky squirrels from digging the up?

    • Instead of planting them in the garden ground plant them in pond baskets usually used for water lilies, these can be filled with a sandy loam and plunged into the ground. If you have the space to store them you can lift the basket when they have finished and store them for safe keeping until the following Spring.

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