Tulip Celebrations


Self-guided Tours: (see dates below)
Garden Tours: 11:30 (see dates below)
Tulip Talks: 14:00 (see dates below)
Castle Floral Displays: (see dates below)


All activities are include in the price of admission unless otherwise stated.

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Tulip Festival


**Please note, due to exceptionally mild weather the tulips have bloomed early this year. The tulips are currently out in force (10/04) and we expect the display to last the next few weeks (weather dependant). Due to the early blooming of the tulips some event activities and timings have changed from those previously advertised.**

Be uplifted by 7000 tulip bulbs proudly standing to attention and providing a visual feast of spring colour. 

The epitome of elegance, tulips look spectacular planted en masse in either a kaleidoscope of mixed colours or in a uniform colour palette. Wander through the grounds and marvel at the thousands of tulips, in 60 varieties, planted outside the Castle, in the Tudor Garden and throughout the Italian Garden.

Around the Castle walls look out for varieties such as ‘Orange Lion’ interplanted with Erysimum ‘Vulcan’ a dwarf variety of wallflower with velvety crimson flowers.

The Italian Garden looks stunning with 2,000 tulips planted in wonderful formal displays including some unusual green varieties such as ‘Spring Green’ (white with a green stripe), ‘Evergreen’ (green with a yellow stripe) and ‘Green Jay’.”

from aPRIL 18 – MAY 7

Visitors will be able to collect a leaflet from the Information Centre (from April 18) and enjoy a self-guided tulip trail throughout the grounds.


Free garden tours will be available with Hever Castle’s head gardener Neil Miller at 11:30 each day. A short talk on the history of the tulip will also take place daily at 14:00, allowing visitors to learn more about this stunning bulb. The interior of the Castle itself will be dressed with tulips by talented in-house florist Pamela Brise.

Tulip Festival

For more tulips in the surrounding area, head to Pashley Manor for their Tulip Festival.

Always check details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle and grounds and to change or cancel events.

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