Beatrix loved waterlilies, and each year on her birthday, she would go to pick one white and one pink waterlily to display in her kitchen. We keep the tradition going for her and so this evening after work, one of the team is going to collect some of these lovely flowers and they'll be displayed in Hill Top kitchen for the weekend in honour of Beatrix's birthday.
|Beatrix and family at Wray Castle in 1882 - can't promise that it was taken on her birthday though.
(copyright NT Images)
And now for a rare treat to celebrate Beatrix's birthday - Castle Cottage Garden Tour
Castle Cottage was the marital home of William and Beatrix Heelis (Potter).It is now tenanted but on the 28th July this year you can celebrate Beatrix’s birthday with a rare opportunity to visit Beatrix’s private garden. Admission is by guided tour only, led by a local Blue Badge tour leader who will share more stories about Beatrix Potter. The local ladies group from Sawrey Church will be offering tea and cakes too.
Tours are at 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm, 4.30pm.
Assistance dogs only,
Adults £5 (incl NT members), children free.
Booking Essential on 015394 36802
Meet in Hill Top car park. (limited parking)
Castle Cottage garden is only open to visitors on 6 days a year - so hope to see you there on the 28th July!
|Castle Cottage, William and Beatrix's private home, with its large and lovely garden.