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The loveliest British gardens to see in spring
Posted on 04/03/2017

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Whether you're hoping for a bluebell-lined stroll through the woods or a little colour appreciation from perfectly manicured flower beds, spring is the time to catch Britain's gardens at their very best.

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  • Foxley Wood, Norfolk
    Foxley Wood, Norfolk

    This large ancient woodland is free to access and provides miles of country paths garnished with bluebells and primroses. Spring is also a favourite season for birdwatchers.

  • Stourhead, Wiltshire
    Stourhead, Wiltshire

    The setting for some of Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice film, Stourhead becomes a wonderfully sculpted landscape when spring returns. Rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias can all be seen in bloom around the park's grand lake.

  • Bodnant Garden, Conwy
    Bodnant Garden, Conwy

    This charming garden unites delightfully manicured gardens with wild woodland for an all-round taste of spring. Stroll through laburnam arches and champion trees, interspersed with plenty of magnolias.

  • Packwood House, Warwickshire
    Packwood House, Warwickshire

    The grounds of this wonderful Warwickshire estate are packed with bluebells and daffodils come springtime. Take a walk in the woods and you'll be sure to find several follies, whilst the house's kitchen garden is a great place to get interactive with the kids.

  • Audley End, Essex
    Audley End, Essex

    You'll find bluebells, daffodils, tulips and a whole lot of blossom at Audley End this springtime. The house's organic kitchen garden holds 120 varieties of apple tree and 20 varieties of pear.


The slipperiest of all the seasons, spring often feels like it's over before it's even begun. So why not plan ahead this year, with a look at the best gardens to visit in the British Isles once the mild weather sets in. Quick, or you might just miss it.

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