Enjoy a lovely day with family or friends and see the wonderful collection of historic daffodils, many planted 150 years ago, at a reduced admission price.
Visitors will be able to see not only the daffodils, but also lots of camellias, hellebores, early spring bulbs, wonderful mimosas and lovely wild primroses and violets. Parts of the estate, normally closed to the public, will be opened up and there is plenty of opportunity for a really good walk to Blackpool Mill, which starred as ‘Barton Cottage’ in the BBC adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’ by John Le Carre. Stunning woodland paths lead through wildflowers to the Gazebo and the restored Woodland Summer House with its welcoming log fire. The Abbey itself, with its fascinating collections and exhibitions will be open between 1 –4 pm at a small extra charge. From 11am the exhibition ‘Filming on the Hartland Abbey Estate since 1934’ will be open.
There will be a family Treasure Hunt around the gardens to keep children well exercised and occupied!
Dogs are really welcome on leads but there will be plenty of space to let them run free as well. The Orchard, normally closed, will be open with its beautiful wild daffodils.
The Old Kitchen Tea Room will be serving its usual delicious home made cakes and cream teas, along with welcoming hot soup, pasties and light meals.
Visitors are advised to bring wellies! 3 ½ miles of walks!
Daffodil Day entry prices: Adults £6, Children (age 5-15) £1, Under 5 free.
Entry to the house £4 open 1-4 pm
For further information www.hartlandabbey.com or please ring 01237 441496 /441234.