Stunning spring colour at annual Tulip Festival

Tulips at Arundel Castle. Pictures by Ryan Mclaughlin/rrmphotography.com SUS-150421-155202001
Tulips at Arundel Castle. Pictures by Ryan Mclaughlin/rrmphotography.com SUS-150421-155202001

Over 22,000 tulips have bloomed this week at the annual tulip festival at Arundel Castle thanks to the sunny weather.

One of the most impressive displays in the country, the annual Tulip Festival features a range of tulip varieties from Purple Prince to Curly Sue, Black Parrot and Orange Emperor, promising stunning bursts of spring colour.

The festival also boasts a brand new Tulip Garden with areas for visitors to sit and relax or have their photos taken surrounded by beautiful blooms.

This area is home to one of the largest displays of tulips including the beautiful Carnival de Rio, Flaming Flag, blood red Bastogne, crimson streaked Washington and yellow and red Helmar varieties.

Report contributed by Flo Powell. Pictures by Ryan Mclaughlin/rrmphotography.com