Tulip Master And Photographer Collaboration

Collaboration between photographer Michael James O’Brien and Ronald Van der Hilst, garden and landscape designer that also designs home furnishing and accessories.

The Dutch-born “Tulip Master”  was touched by the marvellous history of the tulip of Antwerp and he realised that he – as a Dutchman – had never really had an open mind towards this ‘cliché’ flower.

He made Antwerp aware of this hidden treasure history by an exhibition project in 2006, in which all the official local museums and many of the window-displays of Antwerp fashion designers were involved. Also,  he designed tulip settings for the historical garden of the Rubens Museum, Museum Plantin Moretus, Castle Den Brandt and the Kalmthout Arboretum.

His gardens and tulipmania have attracted the attention of International magazines and blog sites like Bloom, Elle Décor, Elle, Country Life and A Shaded View on Fashion

Read the original blog post here on ASVOF