During April and May our extensive tulip plantings should be at their best. In 2016 we had some spectacular new ideas which were very popular and for 2017 we are planning even more new displays in the pots and borders, particularly in the Walled Gardens. We are hoping that tulips Ballerina and Brown Sugar with narcissi ‘Geranium’ and allium Purple Sensation will look wonderful either side of the middle path in the Vegetable Garden. The Rose Garden and Conservatory beds will be planted with Negrita, Ronaldo, Black Hero, Jan Reus, Red Shine, Antraciet, Recreado, Queen of the Night with a few Bolroyal Honey and Ballerina. Side borders will have Sapphoro, Purissima, White Triumphator, Mistress and China Pink amongst others. Our pots on the front steps and by the conservatory will contain tulips Havran, National Velvet and Princes Irene. We cross our fingers that we will be able to get all the tulips in and that nothing comes and digs them up or eats them! We hope you will come and enjoy our new plantings in the spring.