Tulip Festival

This spring, see the colourful spectacle of 10,000 blooming tulips as they carpet the terraces and borders at Standen. There's plenty to do including workshops and tours with our Senior Gardener. There will also be tulip themed gifts in the shop, and tulip treats in the café. From mid-April until mid-May 2018.

Tulips on the terrace at Standen
Tulips on the terrace at Standen

Tulips are the stars of spring. A riot of colour swathes around the house in both the border and pot displays. Look out for the many heritage varieties which were around when Standen was a family home and include the rich coffee-coloured Dom Pedro (1911), the delicious lilac mauve of Bleu Aimable (1916), and the double blooms of both the pure white Mount Tacoma (1924) and saturated deep purple of Black Parrot (1937).

Standen's Courtyard is full of colour in the spring
Standen Courtyard in the spring

Tulip Garden tours

Tuesday 24 April, 8.30am & Thursday 26 April, 5.30pm

Join senior gardener, Nick Delves, for an out of hours exclusive tour of the tulips, including a trip up the Water Tower to see the displays from a different perspective.

£14 per person. Booking essential on 01342 323029. 

See the swathes of tulips on the Croquet Lawn border at Standen
Standen croquet lawn tulips

Tulip Festival photography workshop - from masses to macro

Wednesday 25 & Friday 27 April, 8am-3pm

A perfect opportunity to learn how to capture the spectacle of 10,000 tulips in Standen's garden, both en-masse and up close. Bring along any equipment (tripods etc) and don't forget a spare memory card and batteries! 

£55pp includes bacon butties and hot beverages in the cafe and a soup lunch. Booking Essential on 01342 323029.