The bluebells at Hartland Abbey carpet the walks from the Walled Gardens to the sea. A restored woodland path links the Summerhouse to the Gazebo and Blackpool Mill overlooking the Atlantic. The restored Summerhouse was always a favourite spot for the family to picnic and for the children to play. If it is cold there will be a lovely log fire burning! See ‘Barton Cottage’ by the sea, the home of the Dashwood family in the BBC production of ‘Sense and Sensibility’. 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, children and dogs, there will be plenty of opportunity for walking and exploring the 3½ miles of paths within the Abbey grounds.
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 exhibition and Gift Shop. Parking free. Entry to the house £4 extra.
The house will be open from 12-3pm. The Old Kitchen Tea Rooms will be serving delicious hot soup, light lunches and home made cream teas.
For further information please ring 01237 441496/441234
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