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With this collection of herbariums, the Palace of Versailles showcases its plant heritage, a witness to the history of the Domain. The leaves are carefully selected, hand-picked and pressed for drying in Herbarium’s workshops in Paris.
Available for pre-order now, the herbariums can be purchased with or without a frame and are made to order by the herbamakers at Herbarium.
The American tulip tree, or Liriodendron tulipifera, is simply named after its tulip-shaped flowers and its origin in eastern North America. In its native land, it can grow up to 50 metres tall.
In France, Admiral de la Galissonnière brought back some seeds to Trianon on his return from America in 1732. They may have been at the origins of the trees that adorned the Queen’s Grove when it was first created in 1775. In turn, these also produced seeds that were collected for cultivation, as described by Abbot Nolin, Director of the royal nurseries, in a letter in October 1788.
The tree grows relatively quickly but only flowers after 25 or 30 years, when it is adorned with large, fragrant tulip-shaped flowers in different shades of yellow, green and orange in June and July.
The colour of the leaves will change naturally over time as part of the charm and poetic character of genuine herbariums. To preserve your herbarium in the best conditions, avoid direct contact with UV rays and display it in a room free from damp.