The Christmas and New Year festivities
are a distant memory and the forthcoming
summer feels like an age away during these
short, frosty February days. Gloomy days
which most of us would rather avoid by
staying under the duvet or assuming the
pose of a couch potato. But while we are
still in hibernation mode the world outside is
stirring; waking up to the fact that spring is
defi nitely on its way.

The fi rst strains of the dawn chorus can be
heard as day breaks on the horizon, leaf
buds are starting show on the trees and
carpets of snowdrops quietly announce new
life in the garden. At Deene Park swathes of
these delicate fl owers, of all varieties have
shaken off the winter blues and are saying
‘hello world.’ The spectacular display
includes ‘Pusey Green Tip’ distinctive by its
bold green markings on the outer petals and
‘Blewbury Tart’ which resembles a Victorian
ball-gown; two among a cast of thousands
and both in abundance in the grounds and
gardens of Deene Park.

They are not alone! Keeping them company
are a variety of other early fl owering plants
and shrubs such as hellebores and crocus,
scented viburnums and winter honeysuckles.
Why not shake off your winter blues; step
into our garden this February and enjoy
these shy, delicate beauties for yourself.

The gardens and tea room are open on
Sunday 16th and Sunday 23rd February,
12noon until 4pm. Plants will be available
for sale and our Old Kitchen Tea Room
will also be open, alongside our friends
The Gastropod, serving hot drinks, cakes
and refreshments. Admission: adults £5,
children under 16 free of charge.

Deene Park can be
found off the A43,
12 miles from
Stamford and 6 miles
north east of Corby.
Postcode for
Satnav NN173EG.

Deene Park, NN17 3EG
Tel: 01780 450278 

Deene Park