Blooming Marvellous at Hever!

Hever Castle’s tulips are impatient to be seen and admired. To help you see the very best of their fabulous displays, a dedicated page has been established so that visitors can see where the best of the blooms are on display.

The formal tulip festival, with garden tours (11.30 am each day with the head gardener) and associated activities, runs from 24 - 30 April. The castle will also be adorned with majestic floral displays by the in-house florist Pamela Brise.

But why not get a sneak tulip preview now and feel inspired by these gloriously colourful and surprisingly exotic bulbs?

Tulips from . . .

. . . Hever Castle & gardens  - now hosting its first ever Tulip Celebration.  The gardening team are proud to present its inauguaral Tulip Celebration with  7,000 tulips, in 60 varieties planted along the Pergola Walk, Pompeiian Wall, Tudor Garden and Italian Garden. 

Due to the exceptionally warm weather, many of the tulips are in full bloom so now's the time to visit and admire.  Free garden tours are on offer with Head Gardener Neil Miller from 24-28 April and 2-7 May (excluding Bank Holiday weekend).  A daily talk, 2 pm, on the history of the tulip will tell you more about this stunning bulb. The castle interior will also be dressed with tulips.

In fact, if you visit Hever over the next few weeks, it'll be hard to miss a tulip!  Tulips are intriguing bulbs, and have a fascinating history so this is definitely a visit to make this Spring.