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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.

In autumn 2019, 25,000 bulbs were planted as part of our National Lottery Heritage Funded project, with the help of green-fingered members of the local community and our garden volunteers. Sadly the first lockdown scuppered our inaugural spring floral display to the public.  However, having continued to establish well, they are now blooming away for all to see in the area between Fulham Palace and All Saints church.

Lucy Hart, our head gardener, chose five blue varieties of bulb: Scilla sibirica, Scilla luciliae, Muscari armeniacum, Anemone ‘Blanda Blue’ and Ipheion ‘Wisley Blue’ to represent where our Saxon-dug moat once ran.  Alongside these, many new daffodil varieties were also put in and accompany the blue “moat” to make a gorgeous spring bulb spectacle.   All these varieties were chosen as they are good for pollinators, and increase our plant diversity here at Fulham Palace.

The Palace’s garden is a hive of activity in the spring, with tree blossom 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.

Our team of bulb planters in autumn 2019
March 29, 2021: the "moat" is back in action!