Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle

Marie said "Lets go to see the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle" - so last Tuesday morning we set off for Arundel in West Sussex.  It was a gloriously warm sunny day and we enjoyed seeing the tulips at their best.


Arundel Castle

 The tree is a Paulownia tomentosa - sometimes called an Empress Tree, or Foxglove Tree. The flowers do resemble the flowers of foxgloves.


Close up of the flowers
 




A magnificent display of red tulips arranged in a decreasing (or increasing) circle with the Cathedral as a backdrop















Another display in red and orange with the Cathedral in the background





A couple of  "workers" in the garden




The stumpery





Apple trees grown over an arch




 



Marie found some wine!

I found some Pelargoniums


What is Marie looking at?










Crown imperials (Fritillaria imperialis)
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Lunch by the river.
It was a glorious day - thanks for suggesting it Marie.