Bluebell Days at Hartland Abbey, North Devon Sunday 19 and 26 April, 11 am - 4 pm
The bluebell season is throughout April and the beginning of May but normally the last two weeks in April are when the flowers are at their best. But who knows what 2015 will bring!
Visit us and explore the woodland walks carpeted in glorious bluebells
Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy lunch in the Old Kitchen Tea Rooms where there will be some special chocolaty treats as well as the delicious, homemade menu! Outside, Emma and Trevor will be serving mouth-watering burgers from their barbecue for a more savoury treat.
The beautiful bluebells at Hartland Abbey carpet the walks from the Walled Gardens to the sea. A newly restored circular, woodland path links the Summerhouse to the Gazebo and Blackpool Mill overlooking the Atlantic. The Summerhouse, restored recently, was a favourite spot for the family to picnic and for the children to play. See Barton Cottage which was the home of the Dashwood family in the BBC production of Sense and Sensibility, filmed here. Along the way enjoy our bluebells, primroses, violets, wild anemones, wild orchids, foxgloves and much more. We love children and dogs and hope that you will bring as many as possible!
There should be lots of lovely plants out in the gardens too; the early rhododendrons, camellias, tulips and later bulbs and early perennials amongst others. For the energetic, there will be plenty of opportunity for walking the 3½ miles within the Abbey grounds.
The house and grounds will be open with the museum and shop open too. The Old Kitchen Tea Rooms will be open serving hot soup, light lunches and home made cream teas. Do come.
Other family fun things are planned too, so visit www.hartlandabbey.com for further details
Bluebell Day entry prices: Adults £5, Children (age 5-15) £1, Under 5 free. Your entry ticket to the gardens and grounds includes the Museum, William Stukeley - Saviour of Stonehenge exhibition and Gift Shop. Parking free. Entry to the house £4 extra, open 12-4pm For further information please ring 01237 441496 /441234 Hartland Abbey, Hartland nr. Bideford, N. Devon EX39 6DT