Celebrate Spring

Spring Bulb Pageant at Doddington Hall

Feb 4
4th February 2024 - 28th April 2024

Enjoy a spectacular pageant of spring bulbs - the delicate, the bold and the rare – throughout the Gardens at Doddington Hall, heralding the start of spring and the reawakening of the soil in preparation for the warmth of summer.

Beginning in early February with wonderful snowdrops and winter aconites, Cyclamen coum, and Crocus tommasinianus, continuing through March and early April with drifts of Lent lilies and a unique collection of heritage daffodils (including rare Edwardian varieties) and snake’s head fritillaries until May.

The Spring Bulb Pageant was started in the 1950s by Claire Birch's grandparents Ralph and Antonia Jarvis. Claire’s father Antony Jarvis and late mother Victoria continued the work and Antony estimates that he has planted or moved 150,000 bulbs in the last 25 years.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome
  • Cycle friendlyCycle friendly
  • Dogs on leadsDogs on leads

"Can’t recommend this enough. There’s a serenity that’s hard to find elsewhere and the splashes of colour in the sunshine lift the spirits."

Sarah Moody, visited Feb 2023

opening times

Wednesday 21st February - Sunday 28th April
Open 10:00 - 16:00 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
February Half Term (Sunday 11th - Sunday 18th)
Open Daily 10:00 - 16:00
Easter (Friday 29th March - Sunday 14th April)
Open Daily 10:00 - 16:00

book now

The Hall will be closed until Friday 29th March.

entry & prices

Child 4-16 years
Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Under 3yrs
Doddington Hall Season Ticket Holders
Historic Houses Members and RHS Members 
BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
2 for 1 card accepted

Group visits and guided tours must be pre-booked - please get in touch on 01522 812510

more information

Doddington Hall





More About The Venue

Doddington Hall & Gardens

Beautiful Elizabethan manor house just outside Lincoln with flemish tapestries and walled gardens displaying a pageant of colour all year round. Don't Miss