In late April/early May Pashley Manor’s spectacular Tulip Festival sees this garden, on the border of Sussex and Kent, carpeted with over 43, 000 tulips, creating stunning scenes for visitors to enjoy.
One hundred and six varieties of tulip are planted in colour themed garden ‘rooms’. Visitors can wander from elegant displays of white lily flowered and palest cream classic tulips planted around an old brick terrace, to the open space of sweeping herbaceous borders covered in a riot of reds and oranges surrounded by tendrils of bronze fennel, or romantic soft pink peony flowered blooms cloistered between red brick walls and pleached pear trees.
Follow the winding paths down to the woodland, where the Bluebell Walk is often in flower around the same time as the tulips.
Pre-booking is essential for this event – booking opens online 14 days beforehand.