Oxfordshire towns and attractions support UCARE by planting tulip bulbs

Professional gardeners, volunteers and supporters have all been busy over the last few years planting our bulbs, so be sure to look out for seas of pink tulips in Oxfordshire towns and famous locations.

The first ones were planted in 2017 to celebrate UCARE's 10th anniversary, and has continued to promote our important work.

Our tulips have been at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park, Woodstock, Thame, Banbury, Bicester Village, All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon), Broughton Castle, Tythe Barn, Studley Wood Golf Club and Harewood Downs Golf Club. If you know of other locations where they could be planted please contact us.

If you have planted our tulips we would love to see your photographs and location, by using the Interactive UCARE tulip map or by sending to us via email, Facebook or Twitter.

An amazing display at The Cotswold Wildlife Park

4th May 2019

I didn’t quite know what I was expecting when I returned to catch up on the 1000 UCARE tulip bulbs planted in November at The Cotswold Wildlife Park.

The walled garden was just amazing. Alive with pink and blue, our charity colours. We know we have a very special and unique tulip bulb in Tulipa Caresse, but to be given the opportunity to have so many grown in one place, gives us, and the public, the chance to see their true beauty; and to raise awareness for the charity work we do.

When you buy the UCARE Tulip you are not just enhancing your gardens, you are also buying a symbol of hope, time and a brighter future for people with urological cancer.

A massive thanks again to Reggie Heyworth and everyone at The Cotswold Wildlife Park in supporting us and for taking the time to plant 1000 bulbs!

Valerie Berry, UCARE

Pictured are Reggie Heyworth, Mandy, Valerie, Chris and Tim. Mandy and Chris are part of the garden team run by Tim. The park is run by Reggie and was started by his late Father.

Churchill Hospital

24th April 2019

Outside the Old Road Campus Research Building on the Churchill Hospital site there are UCARE tulips flowering - so right considering the cancer research undertaken there and our charitable object of funding urological cancer research.

Planting of bulbs at the The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

9th November 2018

On Friday 9th November UCARE Ambassador James Alexander-Sinclair helped to plant 1000 UCARE tulip bulbs at a special event at The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens with the help of UCARE founder and Trustee Professor David Cranston, UCARE CEO Valerie Berry and Keith and Betty Jamison.

Tulip season is a highlight of the Gardens calendar here and it is a great privilege for us to be able to support UCARE in this way.

I'm sure our visitors will enjoy what will be a wonderful display, and we hope they will also learn more about this charity’s vital work.

Reggie Heyworth, Managing Director of Cotswold Wildlife Park

Look out for the tulips if you are visiting next spring, in the beautiful walled garden.

The UCARE Tulips in bloom

7th June 2018

The Mayor of Thame visits the tulips planted in the town.

Tulips in Woodstock and at Wimbledon

Banbury Town Council plant tulips in the People’s Park

29th April 2018

Park user Aneta Whittle with her daughter Lenna, 2, admire the tulips.

Banbury Town Council is supporting UCARE by planting pink tulips in People’s Park.

Mike Hall, BTC’s recreation and amenities manager, said:

This council is delighted to work with UCARE to promote this important research.

Urological cancers – those of the kidney, prostate, bladder and testes – represent a fifth of all new cancers diagnosed each year.

In addition to helping with important medical research, the tulips are a magnificent and colourful display. We planted 2000 bulbs.

Springtime tulips at Broughton Castle

29th April 2018

Tulips in the spring sunshine at the gardens of Broughton Castle, the home of UCARE patrons Lord and Lady Saye and Sele.

Planting in Thame

29th November 2017

Thame Town Mayor, Cllr Tom Wyse at the planting of the bulbs in the town.

Planting in Woodstock

21st October 2017

Helping to plant the UCARE Tulipa Caresse bulbs with Woodstock in Bloom.

Wimbledon collect their bulbs

19th October 2017

Our Head Gardener has just collected @UCAREoxford bulbs to plant @Wimbledon to help fund research & raise awareness of urology cancers

@WimbledonFdn tweet that their Head Gardener has collected their UCARE Tulip bulbs.