dunsborough park 6Spring really gets in full swing when the blousy skirts of the tulips start to unfurl. While many of us plant a fair few in our own gardens, at Dunsborough Park in Ripley, near Guildford, a spectacular display of over 40,000 tulips will be pushing up through the grass this spring.

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Owned by the Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh family, the gardens have been beautifully restored and the spring display of tulips is truly show-stopping. This year the gardening team have planted 20,000 new bulbs and replanted over 20,000 1 year-old bulbs in the grass to create a wild meadow.

dunsborough park 3While the gardens are not normally open to the public on a day to day basis, if you feel tulip fever coming on, then you can visit to see the spring display on the following open days:

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Sunday, 17 April: 12-4.30pm

Thursday, 21 April: 2-7pm

Sunday, 24 April: 12-4.30pm

Saturday, 30 April: 12-4.30pm (National Gardens Scheme)

Entrance £6 for adults, children free.

Dunsborough Park, Ripley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6AL

www.dunsboroughpark.com