Bulbs, Sunshine, Tea and Cake.

The churchyard at Birlingham, Nr Pershore in Worcestershire has long been a pilgrimage for snowdrop lovers in the area. Bulb Teas are held each Saturday and Sunday in February until Sunday 24th February in the Village Hall from 11.00am to 4.00 pm.

The Grade II listed church of St James with its 15C tower, which at one time contained a dovecote, sits in the middle of the village by a small green, with the old school, now a private house, and the village hall.

We visited on Sunday, in glorious sunshine, and with the snowdrops starting to go over, crocus and cyclamen were taking their place.

A Cherry tree just outside the church wall was in full flower with honey bees taking advantage of the  sunshine to gather nectar.

 A colony of bees have made their home in the tower…

In this hole under the old clock face.

The church was open and had been decorated with flower arrangements.

The teas and cakes were proving to be very popular on this beautiful afternoon in this charming Worcestershire village.

12 thoughts on “Bulbs, Sunshine, Tea and Cake.

  1. Beautiful post Brian, it shows perfectly the peace and care in an old
    English village.
    Your church intrigues me as it looks so similar to the one in our village.
    Only difference is that here it sits on the top of a hill, overlooking all
    and sundry.



      1. Is it always tea and cakes? At our Open House events, we have a grand barbecue. It is cheap grub, but decadent. Tea and herbal tea in paper cups is an option to coffee, and there are some muffins, but why waste time with that when there is barbecue?!


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