Tulips in bloom at Pocklington Gardens

Tulips at Burnby Hall Gardens
Tulips at Burnby Hall Gardens

Pocklington’s Burnby Hall Gardens is awash wish thousands of tulips.

The attraction is holding its second annual Tulip Festival, which starts tomorrow and will run until 11 May.

Originally planned to be run for a single week in May, the fine spring weather has meant that the event has now been extended.

Over 14,000 bulbs, with over 30 varieties of tulips, are on display in the Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award winning Gardens.

The inaugural Tulip Festival in 2013 attracted thousands of visitors to Burnby Hall Gardens. Again this year, it is run in conjunction with internationally renowned company Bloms Bulbs, proud Gold Medal winners in 2012 for their display of Tulips at Chelsea Flower Show.

Assistant estate manager Peter Rogers said: “We’re really excited about this event.

“The gardeners were hard at work at the end of last year planting the 14,000 bulbs and it’s great to see the Tulips all coming into bloom all over the Gardens.

“It will be a beautiful and colourful way to enjoy a lovely spring day”.

The Gardens are open between 10am and 5.30pm daily, with last entry at 4.30pm.