A cascade of colour and beauty on show at Burnby Hall Gardens’ Tulip Festival
Burnby Hall Gardens’ annual Tulip Festival has become a very popular event and provides a colourful and vibrant beginning to the venue’s new season.
This year’s festival is being held from this Saturday (April 24) to Saturday, May 8 and promises to be the most spectacular yet.
Whilst best known for its impressive national collection of over 80 varieties of hardy water lilies, which bloom on the two ornamental lakes in the summer, the Tulip Festival attracts many thousands of visitors to Pocklington’s unique gardens in the spring.
A great deal of care and attention is given to ensuring that the bulbs are planted to create some lovely displays with the underplanting of the tulips being developed in several locations.
This year, there will once again be a cascade of colours throughout the gardens, featuring 12,000 tulips, with 130 varieties on display, which can be seen formally displayed in tubs throughout the Gardens and in the main flower beds across the site.
Wallflowers have been underplanted to provide extra colour and fragrance.
The gardens are open between 10am and 5.30pm daily (with last entry at 4.30pm).
Pre-booking via the www.burnbyhallgardens.com website is required for non-members (day visitors).