Spring colour at its finest
The winter days are long behind us and flowers are bursting into life everywhere.
Here are some of the top spots for spring colour in the Midlands:
Carpets of bluebells are a sure way to put a spring in your step, whilst many of our wooded parklands proudly display these annual beauties, some are not to be missed.
The snowdrops have almost passed to make way for the second stage of spring, the daffodils.
Every spring, The Weir, in Herefordshire is blanketed in the bright yellows, oranges and whites of the traditional daffodil, whilst over at Canons Ashby in Northamptonshire the first year of bulbs in the newly restored gardens are starting to burst into life.
The beautiful blossoms of spring show signs of new growth for the year; our particular favourite is that of the damson trees in the orchards at Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire. The dainty white flowers give out the most wonderful scents.
For tulip lovers we have three top spots to embrace these striking colours: escape the bustle of Worcester city centre with a trip to Greyfriars’ House; head to Upton House in Warwickshire to explore all the colours in the gardens; or why not pick your own to take home at Coughton Court in Warwickshire?
A trip to Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire is definitely one for the senses. The sight and smell of the wild garlic that flourishes will greet you as you walk, while the taste awaits you in the tea-room with freshly-made soup, all hand-picked at Wenlock Edge.