As we head into May, one of the joys of late spring in the northern hemisphere is to witness a rolling, crescendo of blooms in home and state gardens.

In this video, we visit Hever Castle in Kent to learn about tulips, the history of the fortress’ grounds and the many different flowers, plants and walled gardens it has to offer.

Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge, 48km southeast of London. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539, it was the seat of the Boleyn family.

Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of King Henry VIII of England, spent her early youth there after her father, Thomas Boleyn, inherited it in 1505. The castle passed to him upon the death of his father, Sir William Boleyn. It later came into the possession of King Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

Today, Hever Castle is open to the public as a tourist attraction.

View the original video here.

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