Arundel Castle’s 2021 Tulip Festival in pictures

About 80,000 tulips are to flower in the grounds of Arundel Castle for its annual Tulip Festival.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 12:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 5:05 pm
Tulips in the Collector Earl's Garden at Arundel Castle. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (14)

The gardens of the historic site reopened to the public earlier this month in line with the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions. Last year the festival was showcased online after the castle was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The tulips are expected to remain in bloom for about four weeks. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (13)
More than 160 different named tulips feature this year. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (1)
Arundel Castle's head gardener Martin Duncan. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (3)
A lily-flowered variety. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (7)
At present, the castle interior is due to open from May 18. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (4)
Visitors can also expect to see a host of other spring flowers. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (12)
In character in the castle grounds. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (2)
Narcissi in bloom. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (6)
Expect to see spring blossom too. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (11)
Tulips in bloom. Photograph: Steve Robards/ SR2104093 (5)