This year we’re encouraging everyone to ‘Pick- Pink’ for Dorothy House when the gates open to our pick-your-own tulip field!
We have planted 5000 pink tulips alongside our 50,000 PYO flowers to celebrate the charity’s 40th anniversary. Proceeds from the sale of pink ones will be donated to Dorothy House, who provide care for terminally ill patients over the age of 18 at their Winsley hospice.
The pink tulip features prominently on the charity’s logo so partnering with Farrington’s was a logical step for Dorothy House Community Fundraiser, Yvonne Brunton. Owner of Farrington’s, Tish Jeffery said “The stories that Yvonne told brought a tear to my eye. All of us know someone who is receiving treatment or has been treated for cancer and we’re thrilled to be able to support such an inspiring cause”.
The event, now in its fifth year, invites customers to get outside and enjoy their pick of the bunch in what is believed to be the UK’s largest pick-your-own tulip field. Families can wander through the Somerset countryside taking their pick of over 50,000 beautiful flowers in a kaleidoscope of colour. At just £3 for a bunch of 10 or, £12 for 50, it’s easy to get carried away!
In addition to pink tulips, you can also buy a special anniversary pin badge, sporting the Dorothy House pink tulip logo. The badges cost £1.50 and will be available from The Farm Shop, Café and the all the shops on site who will also be supporting the charity.
The tulip field will be open between 10am and 5pm every day from the middle of April to the middle of May. Please check the ‘Tulipwatch’ facebook posts or call 01761 452266 before visiting. Wellies and waterproofs are also advised!
We’d also like to say a special thank you to Peter Nyssen for kindly donating the pink tulip bulbs.