Spring discoveries

Discover the best bits of the season near you © NTPL/NT/John Millar

Discover the best bits of the season near you

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

Rhododendrons and azaleas are brightening up many of our gardens, and fragrant roses are on their way.

So why not add some spring colour to your day? 

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 Morden Hall Park

Morden Hall Park opens first National Trust garden centre © NTPL/Sophia Schorr-Kon

Morden Hall Park opens first National Trust garden centre

The team at Morden Hall Park, in Morden, London, have opened the first ever National Trust garden centre.

It's a destination to buy plants, gifts, garden supplies and growing essentials.

And the best bit is all profits go back to looking after this special place.