Things to see & do
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Are you up for the 50 things to do before your 11¾ challenge? Start ticking them off your list at Bateman's. You can fly a kite, climb a hill, hunt for bugs or call an owl. Discover the full list of outdoor adventures on the 50 Things website and start earning your badges
Blue roses and roses
Kipling wrote a poem called ‘Blue Roses’ when he was just 21 and a journalist in India. It's about a lady that insisted that he bring her blues roses. We have plenty of roses for you to see which are now blooming in perfect style within the pinks, yellows and whites spectrum. Our favourites are the lovely British ‘Fairy rose’ which climbs over the garden arches as you walk in towards the grounds and house. It produces large clusters of small rosette shape blooms that will flower all through the summer for you and has a delicate scent. Just divine. In the rose garden by the Lilly Pond we have the ‘Betty Prior’ rose that produces many single carmine/pink blooms and also flowers non- stop. For the romantic in you we have the ‘Valentine heart’ rose which is highly scented with pale pink with cream frilled petals. They will make the perfect back drop for any photo. The ‘Blue rose’is elusive, but it may come to Bateman's in the future.