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Blue-ming this spring

This spring, enjoy a river of blue rippling in the wind as the Palace’s garden comes to life.

Almost 25,000 bulbs were planted last autumn, with the help of green-fingered members of the local community. They are now nestled, ready for the first sight of spring, in the area between Fulham Palace and All Saint’s church, in the position of the moat which once surrounded the Palace. Lucy, our head gardener, chose five blue varieties of bulb: Scilla sibirica, Chionodoxa ‘Luciliae’, Muscari armeniacum, Anemone ‘Banda Blue’ and Ipheion ‘Wisley Blue’. Together, they will represent where the moat once ran, with the brilliant blue of the flowers taking the place of the water.

Bright yellow narcissi will set off well against the blue, and the varieties chosen are great pollinators, and good for diversity. We can’t wait to see the bulbs bloom this spring as we usher in a new decade, and we’re sure that you will love them too.

The Palace’s garden is a hive of activity in the spring, with snowdrops and bluebells, and later vibrant wisteria in the walled garden and on the Palace’s walls. Visit the Palace’s garden this spring and enjoy watching the grounds burst into colour and life.