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Arundel Castle Gardens Explode with Summer Colour

by Diane - August 24th, 2016.
Filed under: Places to visit.

roundhouse at arundel castleArundel Castle Gardens Explode with Summer Colour

Arundel Castle’s stunning walled gardens are awash with an explosion of brightly coloured summer blooms.

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 fantastic display of dinner-plate sized Babylon Dahlias has come into bloom in the Cut Flower Garden, many of which stand at over one metre tall. Striking Canna Lilies and beautiful Salvias have also flowered, making this an ideal time to visit the gardens.

Alongside the bright flowers, an abundance of summer fruit and vegetables has 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.

Head Gardener Martin Duncan commented: “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 Castle gardens are open from 10am until 5pmTuesday to Sunday, Mondays in August and Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets start from £9.

A season ticket is also available for £30 which allows unlimited* access to the grounds and gardens, during our open season, excluding special events, for one calendar year from the date of purchase.

Further information regarding Arundel Castle & Gardens can be found

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One of the largest inhabited and complete castles in England, Arundel Castle is situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex. It was founded at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel and today is the family home of the 18th Duke of Norfolk.

Steeped in 1,000 years of history, Arundel Castle offers a full day out with guided and free-flow tours of the finely preserved castle rooms including the Baron’s Hall, 14th Century Catholic Fitzalan Chapel, Regency Library and Victorian bedrooms alongside opportunities to ascend the Norman Motte and Keep and enjoy The Collector Earl’s Garden which was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2008.

Suited to visitors of all ages, the Castle offers an action packed calendar of historical events throughout the year from Jousting and Medieval Tournaments to Shakespeare plays in The Collector Earl’s Garden as part of the annual Arundel Festival.

The Castle is open Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive, May Bank Holiday Mondays & August Mondays until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets are priced from £9.