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Sunday 14th April
3:00pm – 5:15pm


Adult: £15
Child (12+): £7


Smart casual.


You are most welcome to bring guests to this event.


Chapel Court, St John’s College, Cambridge.

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Talking Tulips: A New Discovery

During his PhD, Brett Wilson (2013) was part of the expeditionary team, which included researchers from Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and local tulip experts, who made the discovery of a new tulip species in Kyrgyzstan that has had conservationists’ hearts and minds racing.

To celebrate the success of the wild tulip conservation project, we are excited to share that a tulip display will be set up in Fore Court of St John’s College.

To mark the display’s opening in April this year, we would like to invite alumni and their guests to join us. On Sunday 14 April you will have an opportunity to hear all about the project. Join us for a glass of bubbly and some cake before taking a tour of the display which features bulbs directly from the Netherlands, the home of tulips, and which have been grown by our very own gardening team at St John’s College. Afterwards Brett and some of the members of his team will share their experiences of the project and the discoveries they made.

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