Arundel Castle’s bright blooms set to sun this summer

Visitors are invited to come and enjoy the variety of flowers
Visitors are invited to come and enjoy the variety of flowers

Arundel Castle’s Gardens are awash with brightly coloured summer blooms this summer.

Visitors are invited to come and enjoy the variety of flowers. The Wildflower area is flourishing, with varieties such as the bright red Shirley Poppy, yellow Californian Poppy, blue Californica Cornflower and the purple Fairy Toadflax on display. Perennial Wildflowers have also been planted throughout the gardens including the Yellow Rattle which actually rattles with seeds during the hot summer months. A display of Babylon Dahlias has come into bloom in the Cut Flower Garden, many of which stand at over one metre tall. Canna Lilies and Salvias have also flowered. Summer fruit and vegetables have ripened for the garden team to harvest. Traditional apples, pears and raspberries are being grown in the Organic Kitchen Garden with exotic paw paws, guava and tamarillos in the Tropical Glass House.

Martin Duncan, head gardener, said: “This is my favourite time of year for the gardens as there is so much to see and marvel at. Our garden team are on-hand to answer any questions that visitors may have, so they can try to replicate our displays at home.”

The gardens are open from 10am until 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday, Mondays in August and Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets start from £9. Visit www.arundelcastle.org.

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