Peak blooming period expected: 19 – 30 April 2021

Feel uplifted by over 25,000 tulips proudly standing to attention and providing a visual feast of spring colour.

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A Kaleidoscope of brightly coloured parrot, Darwin, peony and triumph tulips will declare that spring has well and truly arrived at Hever Castle & Gardens this April!


Head Gardener, Neil Miller, a fan of bold bright colours, has selected a palette for 2021 that celebrates spring in all its glory and heralds the start of warmer days to come.

The epitome of elegance, tulips look spectacular planted en masse in either a kaleidoscope of mixed colours or in a uniform colour palette. The Italian Garden at Hever Castle will play host to the largest of the tulip planting displays with a kaleidoscope of colours fanning down the length of the gardens towards the Loggia and the lake

Close to a thousand tulips called ‘Affaire’ will greet visitors at the Castle gate, while a new bed of over 4,000 tulips planted in block colours will mimic a flowing rainbow beside Two Sisters’ Lawn. The Italian Garden with its ornate sculpture will provide a stunning backdrop for more formal tulip displays in geometric patterns. Over on Pergola Walk, tulips of every hue have been allowed to mix and float together to form a colourful coat that Joseph himself would envy.

Over 3,500 Apeldoorn Elite tulips, in a striking crimson and bright yellow, will bloom around the walls of the famous Castle interplanted with thousands of wallflowers ‘Fire King’ and ‘Golden Bedder’.

View a gallery of photos on Hever Castle’s Pinterest.

Before booking, we advise that you read the Know Before you Go information that provides full details of what will be open and closed.

We also recommend that you download the Tulip Map before your visit.


You can currently only book 14 days in advance. Each day we will release an additional day until normal operation is resumed.

Once you have worked up an appetite walking around the gardens, enjoy a variety of food options including Solley’s ice cream, homemade sandwiches and mouth-watering homemade cakes.

Tulips at Hever Castle

Always check the latest details before travelling. Hever Castle reserves the right to close all or part of the Castle, grounds, catering outlets and activities. Please note that use of partner offers may be restricted on some dates, please check before booking.

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