The Queen is presented with Magnolia Black Tulip
In the interests of history, we record the presentation of Magnolia Black Tulip to HRH Queen Elizabeth. The event took place at Capel Manor College and the presentation was made by John Lord of John Woods Nurseries (formerly Notcutts). True, this was last year and we have only recently heard about it (news travelled faster than that even back in 1842 when Mark’s ancestors relocated to NZ!) but it still seems an event worthy of note. Apparently HRH likes magnolias. I have long described them as being the aristocrats of the flowering plant world so that seems entirely appropriate.