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The History of the Tulip at AGC April Meeting

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 South Church, 41 Central Street, Andover MA 01810  See map
Ila Cox will present "The History of the Tulip" at the Andover Garden Club's April meeting. (Photo by Frances Y J Wheeler)
Ila Cox will present "The History of the Tulip" at the Andover Garden Club's April meeting. (Photo by Frances Y J Wheeler)
After some social time and a brief business meeting, lecturer and tulip specialist Ila Cox will offer a fascinating look at the history of the tulip, including the famed 17th Century Tulipmania. Today tulips are a true and fairly inexpensive sign of spring, yet their worth could once be compared to the value of gold, and a country's economy depended on them. Come explore the amazing history, economics, and journey of the magnificent tulip and its intersection with human culture.

Noted horticulturist and flower arranger and lecturer Ila Cox is a plant lover, gardener, garden traveler, and a student of garden and plant history. She studied flower arranging with Sheila McQueen; has been an owner of The Potting Shed, providing flowers for life's celebrations; is a former chairman of the Flower Committee of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Associates; and is a member of several local garden clubs.

There is no charge for members; a $10 donation requested for guests (includes refreshments). For more information contact name Linda Linderman at 978-470-1884 or linderll@aol.com.

Founded in 1927, the Andover Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that encourages the study and practice of horticulture, landscape design, and floral design; aids in the beautification of the town of Andover; and helps protect and conserve natural resources. A member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc., the club provides both financial and hands-on support to a variety of municipal, educational, and environmental organizations throughout the region. Information about joining the Andover Garden Club is available from AGC membership chairs Linda Carpenter (978-475-7430, lcarpenter1@comcast.net) and Ronnie Haarmann (978-475-4414, rchaarmann@comcast.net).


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