Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tulips at Pashley Manor

Pashley Manor in Ticehurst, East Sussex is one of my favourite local haunts and today's visit was just what the doctor ordered.

The beautiful timber framed manor house is private, but the gardens are open to the public.

Love the lichen on this very old, very large shrub ...

... and the mistletoe in this old apple tree ...

... and these unfurling ferns ... 

There are special events throughout the year and at the moment it's the Tulip Festival.

I really like these copper tulip sculptures - I dropped some very heavy hints, possibly weighing about a ton each, but they seemed to go straight over Mr T's head!

Wonderful.  I can feel a visit to my other favourites, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter, coming on.

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x


  1. What delightful gardens Jane, and the tulips are amazing! Wouldn't it be a wonderful treat to be invited into that stately old home; I wonder if there are any haunted stories attached to it, it does look fitting for one of those types of films ……
    Pity your hints didn't seem to be 'picked up' but you never know what might be around the corner another day?!! Have a wonderful week, Joy x

  2. Tulips are so beautiful. The gardens look wonderful, thank you for sharing your day trip x

  3. What a beautiful place! Oh, that manor house looks divine, and the gardens are gorgeous. The tulips! So pretty! I like the copper ones, too, hope a suggestion sank into Mr Flowerhouse's head... ;-) Chrissie x

  4. Hi there, just catching up. So sorry to hear your sad news about Millie, obviously a very well loved pet and such a sad loss. I hope that you are all doing OK. What a beautiful garden to have visited, it looks stunning, and I am sure that it was even better in person. Hope that you have a good week. xx

  5. Wow, what a beautiful place to look around. The gardens are stunning. I particularly like the box cubes and the pink tulips. The tulip sculptures are lovely, if subtle isn't working, you may have to be more obvious!

  6. How did I miss this post?!!
    Beautiful photos of the gardens, the manor house and especially the tulips! All so gorgeous, I love tulips!
    Have never managed to visit here, will hopefully try this weekend before all the tulips disappear.
    I too love Sissinghurst and Great Dixter - we are so lucky to have so many beautiful gardens to visit in our area. The Misters never seem to take the hint if it means putting their hands in their wallets.....mine always turns deaf too.
    Gill xx