“The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.” Gertrude Jekyll
Pashley Manor, East Sussex
We will spend 3 hours at the award-winning Pashley Manor Gardens to coincide with their stunning Tulip Festival which features 35,000 tulips in one hundred and twelve different varieties, planted in colour themed garden ‘rooms’. Yet more tulips are on display as cut flowers in the ‘Bloms Bulbs’ marquee. The gardens also feature a Bluebell Walk which is often in flower around the same time as the tulips.
A guided tour is included when we arrive and there is time for lunch afterwards in their café if you wish (or take a picnic which may be eaten in the car park field).
For more information go to: www.pashleymanorgardens.com/events/tulip-festival/
We then move on to Caxton House (NGS) to explore the owners’ private gardens and enjoy a home-made cream tea before we return home.
The gardens include an Arboretum with wildflower garden, two well stocked ponds, a large collection of hellebores and spring flowers. There is also a small Gothic folly built by the owners.
The gardener, Richard, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. For more information go to: