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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.

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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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