Places where wild garlic grows
Take yourself on one of our walks during the springtime and you won't fail to notice the fragrant smell of wild garlic as you stroll through the woods at these National Trust sites.
If you’re walking through a patch of countryside where wild garlic grows your nose will alert you. The garlicky scent is hard to miss. This is a great way to get kids to engage all of their senses when out on a walk.
Wild garlic grows across the UK from late winter until late spring. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and taste milder than shop-bought garlic.
Please note that wild garlic does look similar to lily of the valley, which is poisonous. The key difference between the two plants is that wild garlic always smells – yes, you guessed it – of garlic. If you’re in any doubt about which plant you’ve found do not eat it.
Check out some great places to find wild garlic in our links below: