AFTER the disappointment of the 2020 season, the annual Tulip Festival at Constable Burton Hall gardens will go ahead once again this weekend.

With more than 6,000 tulips of over 100 different varieties planted amongst the formal and woodland gardens, organisers say this is the most spectacular time to visit the gardens, near Leyburn.

A spokesperson for the event said: "There are exciting new themed planting schemes to be revealed this year in the borders and Bloms Bulbs, winner of 68 Chelsea Gold Medals, will present their superb collection of award winning flowers in a stunning display of cut flowers in the Festival Lawn Marquees.

"Away from the tulips there are beautiful woodland walks and garden trails to discover featuring cyclamen, lilies, ferns, hardy shrubs, roses and wildflowers.

"Our estate chef has created a selection of delicious festival picnic boxes for all tastes and ages. We advise pre-booking refreshments to avoid disappointment. You can enjoy your food in our Festival Lawn Marquees or at one of the picnic areas located around the gardens."

The event takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Constable Burton Hall Gardens, DL8 5LJ. Visitors are asked to pre-book tickets via to help organisers manage the event safely. Accessible toilets are available on site, dogs are admitted on leads, and free parking is available on site in an adjacent field.