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HARTLAND ABBEY BLUEBELL Sundays-
This year we are holding two Bluebell Sundays when visitors can come at a reduced entry rate. The bluebell season is normally throughout April and the beginning of May but normally the last two weeks in April is when they are at their best. But who knows what 2013 will bring! You are also welcome to visit on any day from Sunday – Thursday in normal opening hours at the normal admission price.
The bluebells at Hartland Abbey are legendary. They stretch from the Walled Gardens to the sea. Visitors now have the added advantage of being able to walk the new circular woodland path through the bluebells linking the restored Summerhouse to the Gazebo overlooking the Atlantic, a really exciting addition not experienced since 1914. The Summerhouse, restored in 2010, was last used in the War when Lady Fortescue camped there to write her novels. For those who have not visited us before it is also a chance to walk to ‘Barton Cottage’ which was the home of the Dashwood family in the BBC production of ‘Sense and Sensibility’, filmed here in 2007. It is also a chance to see our beautiful primroses, violets, wild orchids and foxgloves and much more. We love children and dogs and hope that you will bring as many as possible!
There should be lots of lovely plants out in the gardens too; the early rhododendrons, camellias, tulips and later bulbs and early perennials amongst others. For the energetic, there will be plenty of opportunity for walking the 3½ miles within the Abbey grounds.
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The house and grounds will be open with the museum and shop open too. The Tea Rooms will be open serving hot soup, light lunches and home made cream teas. Do come.