Visit The Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society’s Annual Show where you can see unique and rare tulips on display!

The society dates from at least 1836 and is one of the oldest florists’ societies in the UK and the only society dedicated to growing and exhibiting Tulips. English Florists’ Tulips are one of a handful of traditional florists’ flowers raised purely for their decorative qualities. They are grown by members of the Society to a  high quality and judged against each other under competitive conditions according to long-established standards. Several varieties of English Florists’ Tulip date back to the mid-19th century and one is over 200 years old! In ‘broken’ or ‘rectified’ tulips the flowers are infected with Tulip Breaking Virus and the main colour of the petal is disrupted which often results in striking patterns know as ‘flames’ and ‘feathers’. During the show these flowers will be displayed most effectively in plain brown beer bottles, either as single blooms or in group classes which are more challenging to enter. Competition winners receive awards which reflect the long history of the Society and notable florists of the Wakefield area and beyond.

The show is open to the public in the afternoon so come along for a lovely afternoon to enjoy these amazing flowers!

You can also go to their Small Show taking place the week after.

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Prospect Road, Ossett, WF5 8AN