Video: Can you dig it? Join Beningbrough’s bulb-planting birthday bonanza

Beningbrough Hall. Photograph: YorkMix
2 Sep 2016 @ 7.56 am
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The birthday celebrations continue at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens this weekend as the bulb-planting bonanza returns.

York’s country house is 300 years old and as part of its tricentenary plans to create a magnificent floral display that will return every year.

Back in February, people of all ages helped plant tens of thousands of snowdrops.

Bulb planting

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, Beningbrough, York, YO30 1DD

Weekends in Sept 10.30am-5pm

Normal admission charges apply, bulb planting free

More on Beningbrough Hall’s website

Now everyone’s invited back again to help finish the job.

Every weekend in September, starting on Saturday September 3, people will be joining together to plant narcissi and crocuses.

Altogether 300,000 bulbs are being added to the beautiful gardens.

“We’d love all of our visitors to get involved if they’d like to be part of the project, and leave their mark at Beningbrough,” said Tom Longridge, senior gardener at the National Trust, which owns Beningbrough Hall.