Bulb planting at Audley End House

October Bulb Planting

Autumn may have officially started but were already planning for spring.

This October our gardeners are undertaking the biggest ever bulb planting initiative across our historic gardens.

Thanks to the bulb specialists de Jager you can be part of the seasonal celebration as we're giving away hundreds of bulbs for you to take home and plant in your own garden.

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Help Us Stem the Decline

John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscapes at English Heritage, says: "Native daffodils and bluebells as well as the historic cultivated varieties are a vital part of our horticultural and cultural heritage, inspiring gardeners and poets alike."

These native species and historic varieties are in decline, under threat from aggressive hybrids and non-traditional varieties. The planting initiative will help to ensure that England's traditional horticulture is protected for the enjoyment of visitors in 2017 and for years to come.

Bulb planting at Audley End House and Gardens

Get Involved:
Bulb Giveaway

Thanks to De Jager Bulbs we're also giving you the opportunity to get involved. We'll be giving away native daffodil bulbs to visitors at each of the places listed below, so you can get planting at home ready for Spring. You'll need to be quick as we only have 50 bulbs to give away each day.

Bulbs will be planted in the gardens at each of following historic places:


Who are de Jager?

de Jager, founded in 1868, are specialists in high quality flower bulbs that create the best displays, whether that be at one of our historic gardens or for a window box at home.

When you next visit one of our gardens and admire all the glorious colours, remember that you too could create a stunning display at home. Collect your free bulb and start your own planting this autumn.

Offer Terms and Conditions

  1. Offer is one free bulb for every member and paying visitor at each participating property.
  2. Giveaway is strictly limited to 50 bulbs per day, per property for the duration of the promotion.
  3. Offer available from Monday 17th October. Offer will end Sunday 23rd October subject to availability.
  4. Participating properties only. Offer only valid during standard opening times and only while stocks last.
  5. No cash alternative is offered.

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