Date(s) - 05/05/2018 - 07/05/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Constable Burton Hall
Established now for over 20 years and sponsored by Chelsea Flower Show award-winning nursery, Bloms Bulbs, the annual Tulip Festival at Constable Burton Hall, takes place over the first May Bank Holiday.
Situated on the A684 between Leyburn and Bedale in the Village of Constable Burton, Constable Burton Hall is a Grade one listed Palladian Villa and is one of the Hidden Gems of Richmondshire.
It was built in 1768 for Sir Marmaduke Wyvill and is still occupied by the family. The gardens host a spectacular display of tulips with over 6,000 bulbs planted annually and supplied by Bloms Bulbs.
The tulips are all marked in the beds as visitors amble round the romantic formal and informal gardens and thus give the visitor the opportunity to see the latest varieties growing in a natural environment and order forms and representatives from Bloms Bulbs are also on hand.
The event is also attended by the Wakefield Tulip society who are one of the oldest florist society’s in the country, dedicated to growing and showing tulips, but particularly the English Florists’ Tulip.
Many of the tulip varieties that they grow date back to the 1800’s, and we maintain the traditional strict standards of Form, Purity and Colour set down by the early florists.
The gardens also host a nationally important display of daffodils with over 100 varieties shown and have been the subject of several television shows including BBC Gardeners’ World.
The gardens are open from 10am to 5pm for the bank holiday and marquees on the lawns provide delicious traditional lawn teas and light refreshments, stalls add to the interest and lawn games are available to keep the children occupied .
Car parking is available and admissions are £5 and children under 16 are free.
Disabled facilities are available and paths make the gardens accessible to wheel chair users.
This event is an absolute must for all the family, and there is plenty of interest among the beautiful hall and gardens, parkland, wildlife and woodland walks to keep even non gardening folk amused.