Late Autumn at Strawberry Hill

Some might call it winter but we are clinging on to autumn here in the garden! We still have far too much to do for it to be winter already! We have recently taken delivery of around 6000 bulbs and have started planting them in the theatrical border. This seasons annual plants were removed by our team of garden volunteers to allow the planting of about 4000 of these bulbs in the border.

The bulbs being planted are a mix of daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinth (Narcissus poeticus, Narcissus jonquilla, Tulipa clusiana, Tulipa ‘Scarlet Baby’ and Muscari aucheri). The bulbs were chosen based on bulb species known to have been grown in the border by Horace Walpole himself. The bulbs will produce a colourful display in spring, just in time for the house opening for the season.

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The bulb delivery!

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The border after the voluteers hard work.

We have lots of exciting work planned so keep checking back!

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