After a hugely successful Tulip Festival, the Wildflower Garden at Arundel Castle has come into full bloom! The new garden, which is the brainchild of head gardener Martin Duncan, features seats made from carved out tree stumps from the local Norfolk Estate so that visitors can sit and enjoy the beautiful blooms.
Seven different wildflower varieties have bloomed including the dazzling Shirley Poppy, the yellow Californian Poppy, the vivid blue Cornflower, and the purple Fairy Toadflax. In the Cut Flower Garden, a tremendous display of Babylon Dahlias have also come into blossom, standing proud at over one metre tall, with flowers the size of dinner plates!
Other delights include the upside down stumpery with pink Angel Fishing Rod Flowers, the Organic Kitchen Garden which is absolutely bursting with produce, and the Collector Earl’s Garden which features African Queen Lilies.
Head Gardener Martin Duncan is very proud of what they have achieved at Arundel Castle. ‘I’m particularly proud of the new Wildflower Garden which has been getting the best reviews; nothing makes me happier than to see the smiles of our visitor’s faces as they discover this new area.’
Arundel Castle is also hosting the International Jousting and Medieval tournament this week (Tue 21 July- Sun 26 July)