The first of 50,000 tulips are blooming at a Mendip farm.
Farrington’s has planted thousands of pick-your-own tulips which are set to flower from this weekend. Proceeds from the sales from 5,000 pink tulips will be donated to Bath’s Dorothy House Hospice who provide care for terminally ill patients over the age of 18 at their Winsley hospice.
Farrington Farm shop, at Farrington Gurney planted a total of 50,000 bulbs for visitors to pick before Christmas. The event is in its fifth year and this time the farm has planted 5,000 pink tulips alongside their 50,000 pick-your-own flowers to celebrate the charity’s fortieth anniversary.
Owner of Farrington’s, Tish Jeffery said “All of us know someone who is receiving treatment or has been treated for cancer and we’re thrilled to be able to support such an inspiring cause.”
Over the next two weeks the tulips will bloom in stages for visitor to come and pick their own bouquet. The tulip field will be open between 10am and 5pm every day from the middle of April to the middle of May. Please check the ‘Tulipwatch’ FaceBook posts or call 01761 452266 before visiting. Wellies and waterproofs are also advised!