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
DE WONDERBAARLIJKE GESCHIEDENIS VAN HET BLOEMBOLLENGLAS
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
Patricia 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.
London, 8th May 2012
The highly prestigious Glass Circle invited Patricia to give a talk.
A most impressive venue in central London, at the Arts Council.
On the left is Patricia, preparing the books and material.
John Smith, the current chairman, gave an introductory talk before handing the microphone to Patricia.
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.
An excllent report, by Susan Newell, that encapsulates the evening.