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Morton Hall Gardens are an incredible seven acres of gardens lying in a stunning location overlooking the Vale of Evesham, Malvern Hills and Clee Hills. The Gardens are part of a private, lived in home and so only open to visitors at certain times of the year. You can book private tours between April and September, and tickets for a tulip festival in early May. It was by pure coincidence that I ended up visiting across tulip weekend.

My Dad was walking the Pennine Way back in April/ earlyMay – 268 miles taking him almost 3 weeks – meaning my Mum was at home on her own over two bank holidays. I decided to go and visit and look for things for us to do together and whilst googling I discovered Morton Hall Gardens Tulip Festival, so off we went!

Once we finally got to the main garden we were greeted by beautiful views out over the local hills. I couldn’t believe someone lives here as their private home – it’s truly beautiful. We meandered through the tulip display tents, and then through some pretty blossom toned with white and purple pastel tulips.

In to the main formal gardens and we were taken aback by how perfect all the beds were – with tulips of all shades from red, to orange, to black, to purple – mixed with a stunning selection of other plants too. It had been so well done and was an absolute joy to walk around.

After exploring the gardens, we headed to the refreshments tent and had the most delicious cake and a cup of tea before heading to the next stop of our day, Coughton Court and Handbury Hall. I’d definitely recommend the tulip festival here to anyone, it’s absolutely stunning and it’s even run to raise funding for the nearby Royal Shakespeare Company’s costumes for its plays.

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