A Celebration of Tulips at the RHS Gardens, March – May
Tulips take centre stage at the five RHS Gardens this spring with magnificent displays of colourful blooms to be found at RHS Bridgewater in Salford, RHS Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire, RHS Hyde Hall in Essex, RHS Rosemoor in Devon and RHS Wisley in Surrey.
Celebrating one of the nation’s most beloved flowers, the horticultural spectacle will see a rainbow of hues displayed in beds, borders and containers, with different styles, colours and planting techniques at each of the five gardens. In total, RHS gardeners have planted more than 300,000 bulbs this winter to create the eye-catching sight.
At RHS Bridgewater, gardeners have planted more than 12,500 tulips in pots and borders to delight visitors this spring, which can be found in containers throughout the Learning Garden, Kitchen Garden and Bee & Butterfly Garden as well as in the borders between the Long Walk and the northern entrance to the Kitchen Garden. Nearly 60 species and cultivars can be found around the garden, demonstrating the extraordinary breadth of colours and forms.
Pretty pockets of tulips at RHS Harlow Carr will guide visitors from the Learning Centre to the Sub Tropicana Garden, with a colourful mix of almost 60 different species and cultivars on show, including pastel yellow Tulipa ‘World Friendship’, near-black T. ‘Paul Scherer’ and striking flame-like T. ‘Banja Luka’. In total, more than 12,000 tulips have been planted in borders and containers across the garden.
RHS Hyde Hall will showcase 14,000 bulbs planted in beds and containers in the Hilltop Gardens, Floral Fantasia and Courtyard Gardens to delight visitors this spring. Visitors are certain to find a favourite amongst the 50 different different types on display in every possible colour, from the pure ivory Tulipa ‘White Dream’ and pink-tinged T. ‘Eyelash’ to brilliant scarlet T. ‘Kingsblood’ and deep purple T. ‘Black Hero’.
At RHS Rosemoor, visitors will be welcomed by a vibrant display of tulips in containers and beds, with over 13,300 bulbs having been planted by the garden team this winter to create a cheerful spring spectacle. Highlights include the dazzling mass planting of Tulipa ‘Bourbon Street’, T. ‘Golden Dynasty’, T. ‘Request’ and T. ‘Passionale’ on the ramp beds at the entrance, and containers throughout the gardens.
Gardeners at RHS Wisley have planted more than a quarter of a million tulips to create a magnificent new experience never seen before at the flagship RHS Garden. Inspired by famed tulip displays around the world, visitors can discover a spectrum of colourful blooms leading across Seven Acres towards a breathtaking display in the lawns encircling the Glasshouse and adjacent Lake, in colours ranging from deep velvety purple to fiery red and orange to soft pastel pink.
For more information please visit: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens/