A riot of colour will mark the new season at a popular venue near York later this month.
The annual Tulip Festival at Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, “promises to be the most spectacular yet” says assistant estate manager Peter Rogers.
This year’s festival is held from Saturday 22 April to Saturday 6 May.
Best known for its national collection of more than 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily, which bloom on the two ornamental lakes in the summer, Burnby Hall’s Tulip Festival attracts many thousands of visitors.
The gardens are seven times consecutive winners of the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award.
Much care is taken to ensure that the bulbs are planted to create some lovely displays, with the underplanting of the tulips being developed in several locations.
Peter said: “This year, there is a cascade of colours throughout the gardens, featuring more than 18,000 tulips, with over 130 varieties, which can be seen formally displayed in tubs and in the main flower beds across the site.
Burnby Hall Gardens
“Once again, our tulip display has been planned by head gardener Jill Ward and is the culmination of months of preparation by herself and the gardening team at Burnby Hall Gardens.”
The gardens are open between 10am and 5.30pm daily, with last entry at 4.30 pm. Find out more on the Burnby Hall website.