28th MAY 2017
The garden team are very busy at this time of year - they have just potted up 2, 300 dahlias ready for the Dahlia Days event in late summer and then have moved straight onto digging up thousands of tulip bulbs.
Tulip removal is ongoing but the gardens are still looking beautiful with climbing roses out (shrub ones are just starting/almost ready to flower) and lots of lovely rhododendrons and clusters of gorgeous irises. Clematis are starting to flower around their obelisks and the Kitchen Garden has really come to life now - already supplying lots of lettuce, spinach and herbs to the cafe - gooseberries and broad beans are not far off.
This week is our Sculpture in Particular event, which runs every day from Saturday 27th May to Saturday 3rd June (so we are open today and tomorrow too this week). For more pictures click on the facebook link on the left.
6th MAY 2017
Last day of our Tulip Festival today so it's the last day Bloms Bulbs will be here with the tulip display in the marquee - we are open 10am to 5pm.
After today we will re-open on Tuesday for our usual opening days and times (Tuesday to Saturday, and Special Event days, 10am to 5pm, until the end of September).
Lots of colour in the gardens - about 50% of the garden tulips are still out looking great - some more are out and over blown and other varieties have finished completely.
3rd MAY 2017
Lots of tulips still looking great in the gardens (picture below and on facebook taken this morning), tulip display in the marquee is as lovely as ever and the wisteria is out.
Though there are still lots of gorgeous tulips to see in the garden we had some heavy rain yesterday evening and last night, which has finished off some of the patches of overblown ones, so there are some gaps in the display now.
20th APRIL 2017
Tulips in the garden looking fabulous! Cut tulips arriving today and being arranged in the marquee ready for the start of the Tulip Festival tomorrow - Bloms Bulbs have sent 132 varieties of tulips for the marquee and they will be in there from tomorrow onwards giving advice and ready to take bulb orders from anyone who wishes to place one.
Also - much excitement here as the new cookery book, based on our Kitchen Garden and written by the owners' daughter, Hattie, who grew up here, and with pictures by Leigh Clapp, will be on sale in our Gift Shop from tomorrow!
18th APRIL 2017
Tulips 80-85% out now and the wisteria is fully out. Really looking forward to seeing Bloms Bulbs with the cut tulip display once the Festival starts on Friday.
Our Bluebell Walk is open but there are only a handful of Bluebells to see at the moment - we will post updates if more come out.
15th APRIL 2017
Just another reminder that we are closed on Easter Sunday and open on Easter Monday. Thanks to all the lovely viistors who came to see us today.
Tulips are about 80% out now and the wisteria is looking good.
10th APRIL 2017
Gorgeous weather this weekend has seen more tulips coming into bloom - about 50% are out now and we still estimate (weather allowing) that the best show will be from Easter onwards (we are open on Easter Saturday and Easter Monday but closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday).
The wisteria is just starting to get its first little bits of colour on it - the bluebells are not ready yet but shouldn't be too far off - we will post on here when the bluebell walk is open. Still lots of daffodils out and the magnolia too.
Bloms Bulbs will be here for the Tulip Festival, with the cut tulip display, from 21st April every day to 6th May.