The selection of bulbs for inside the house this year has been chosen from a list which Kitty Lloyd Jones provided for Lady Bearsted in 1932. Most of these bulbs are still readily available today. All the bulbs used in the house for this year's display were developed before the 1930s.
In 2010 a member of the public had suspicions about one of the lots for sale at an auction. He passed his thoughts on to the National Trust who identified them as items which had been stolen from the Trust 42 years earlier. The thief was never identified.