Signs of spring
'I know spring is in the air when I walk out my front door and the daffodils have appeared almost overnight.'
- Nick Hinchliffe, Ranger
Find out more about our places, and why people find them special during the springtime.
After a long, cold winter now is the perfect time to get outdoors to spot signs of our gardens and countryside bursting into life this spring. There is plenty to enjoy from snowdrops to daffodils, apple blossom to magnolias as well as plenty of wildlife, including birds nesting, hares ‘boxing’ and lambs gambolling in fields.
Reasons to visit our gardens and parks
A tree doesn't necessarily have to look like a tree. With some imagination and a good pair of shears, some of our gardeners have created amazing works of art that really are a cut above the rest. Here are some of the places that you can enjoy some amazing topiary.