Surprising you say, how so? It is a flipping big castle on top a hill overlooking the town? Yes, I know and I have driven past it several times not appreciating just how wonderful the gardens are. It was on the list of gardens to visit as I knew of their tulip festival, but now I know how much I was missing a treat by not visiting sooner.
There is so much I want to say about the Arundel Castle gardens that I almost do not know where to start.
Let's start with some bumpy cloud-pruned hedging, I love a bit of bumpy hedging and always think it is the sign of a good garden. I just loved this view with the froth of cherry blossom and the fuzz of daffodils and tulips in the background. The day had started frosty and sunny; as I headed south the weather turned drizzly then snowy, then grey then sunny again. It is a long drive from home and of course I could not go until the 'stay local' restriction was lifted. It made a glorious first venture out into the world again.