Tulip Festival at Standen
*Standen's tulip festival is over for another year. Check back early next year for information on our programming for 2019* 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 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).
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.
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.