Spring discoveries

Discover spring near you © NTPL/John Millar

Discover spring near you

Our gardens and countryside places are bursting with the best bits of spring. 

Tulips and blossom are in bloom in our gardens, lambs are in the fields, and bluebells are on their way in the woods.

Find yourself bit of colour and sunshine this spring. 

Check below to see what's in bloom near you. 

Discover Mottisfont

Find out how J Lyon brightened up the teashops of post-war Britain  © NTPL/Willliam Scott

Find out how J Lyon brightened up the teashops of post-war Britain

An exhibition of Lyons Teashop Lithographs, from 2 May - 5 July.

In the art gallery at Mottisfont, Hampshire, you can see an exhibition of 1940s and 1950s lithographs. They were commissioned by J Lyons & Co from leading artists of the day, to brighten up their teashops in the difficult years following the end of the Second World War.

Discover Red House

See the tools of Webb's trade © NTPL/National Trust/SophiaSchoor-Kon

See the tools of Webb's trade

Red House, in Bexleyheath, is hosting a special display to mark the centenary of Philip Webb’s death. 

Philip Webb, architect, designer and close friend of William Morris, is widely considered to be the father of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The  display includes his plans of Red House, tools of his trade, clues as to what he enjoyed doing in his spare time, and a beautiful gift from Morris. 

Discover Lamb House

Lamb House during the filming of Mapp and Lucia © NTPL/National Trust Images/James Dobson

Lamb House during the filming of Mapp and Lucia

Lamb House, in Rye, East Sussex, was once home to the writer E.F. Benson. More recently it was used as part of the set for the BBC's new adaptation of his popular Mapp and Lucia novels. 

On open days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) you can find out more about the filming at Lamb, thanks to a small display.

Discover Polesden Lacey

Find out more about Raemaekers' visit to Polesden in 1916 © NTPL/National Trust Images/James Dobson

Find out more about Raemaekers' visit to Polesden in 1916

Society's Soldier's - an exhibition

A small but emotive exhibition at Polesden Lacey, near Dorking, Surrey, explores the lives of the officers who recovered there when the house became a convalescent home in 1915.