Spring Bulb Pageant

Sun 05 Mar 2017, t : 11:00 - 16:30

Join us for a spectacular pageant of Spring bulbs, beginning in early February with wonderful snowdrops, Cyclamen Coum, and Crocus Thomasianus, continuing through March and early April with drifts of Lent Lilies and our unique collection of heritage daffodils (including rare Edwardian varieties), aconites and Snake Head Fritillaries until May. Bulbs are a spectacular feature at Doddington. Our Wild Gardens are full of Spring bulbs with snowdrops at the head of the ‘procession’. The Gardens open for the first time in 2017 on Sunday 12 February, just in time for a pre-Valentine’s Day romantic stroll. The spring bulb pageant was started in the 1950s by Claire’s grandparents Ralph and Antonia Jarvis. Claire’s father Antony Jarvis and late mother Victoria continued the work and Antony estimates that he has planted or moved 150,000 bulbs in the last 25 years! Claire added a further 5000 snowdrops to the nature trail with some money she inherited from her maternal Grandmother Cecily Mathias. ‘Cecily’s snowdrops’ have now been enjoyed by visitors since 2005. Gardens open 12 February – 16 April, Sundays only, 11am – 4.30pm. Garden admission applies.

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