Top spots for tulips
Thousands of tulips are planted every autumn by our gardeners to create fabulous displays each spring. One of the most alluring flowers, tulips grace many of our gardens with their gorgeous flowers. Spot them in bedding schemes, borders and pots.
The lily-flowered ‘Aladdin’ tulip adds a flash of contrasting red among a display of Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ one of the loveliest Viridiflora tulips.
‘Texas Flame’ is a showy Parrot Group tulip, with characteristic fringed and twisted petals, it’s ideal for planting in containers. You’ll find pots full of stunning tulips around the garden and displayed above the parterre, evocative of a Dutch flower painting.
The deep pink, lily flowered tulip ‘China Pink’ is a favourite among the gardeners, it positively zings against the dark yew hedge in the Iris Garden. Look out for the striking contrast of ‘White Triumphator’ and ‘Queen of Night’ tulips planted either side of the main entrance to the Hall.
The species tulip, 'Lilac Wonder', (Tulipa saxatilis Bakeri Group) flowers under the trees along the Lime Walk, mingled with blue muscari. Smaller than their showy, larger cousins, species tulips reliably flower for years.
Please note: Plants are affected by the weather and despite our gardeners’ best efforts, sometimes they don’t always bloom when we expect. If you’re making a special journey call beforehand and our staff will be delighted to provide an update.