Celebrate Spring

Spring Bulb Pageant at Doddington Hall

Feb 5
5th February 2023 - 29th March 2023

A spectacular pageant of spring bulbs gracefully on display at Doddington Hall's Gardens to celebrate the start of spring.

Beginning in early February with wonderful displays of snowdrops and winter aconites, Cyclamen coum, and Crocus tommasinianus. The Spring Pageant at Doddington Hall continues through March and early April with drifts of Lent lilies and our unique collection of heritage daffodils (including rare Edwardian varieties) and snake’s head fritillaries until May.

Doddington Hall and Gardens is a much-loved country house and family home housing a wealth of historically interesting artefacts, interiors and stories and five acres worth of gardens to explore. 

The Spring Bulb Pageant was started in the 1950s by current owner Claire Birch’s grandparents Ralph and Antonia Jarvis. Claire’s father Antony Jarvis and her late mother Victoria continued the work and Antony estimates that he has planted or moved 150,000 bulbs in the last 25 years. Claire has added a further 5000 snowdrops to the nature trail in memory of her maternal Grandmother Cecily, which are enjoyed by visitors each year since 2005.

Doddington Hall's Gardens are open Wednesdays & Sundays only during the Spring Bulb Pageant, 10 am until 4 pm, with the last entry at 3 pm.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome
  • Dogs on leadsDogs on leads

opening times

The Spring Bulb Pageant at Doddington Hall is open each Wednesday and Sunday only.

Sunday 5th February - Wednesday 29th March 2023
10.00 - 16.00

Last entry is at 15.00

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entry & prices

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

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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