In England and Northern Ireland, gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local exercise. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. Please always check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.
What's closed and what's reopening?
Following the latest government announcement around the easing of restrictions in England, we plan to open indoor places from 17 May, if government guidance allows it. Cafés are currently takeaway only and we're planning to offer outdoor seating from 12 April, with inside seating available from 17 May. Shops are currently closed with some due to reopen from 12 April.
All National Trust in Wales places are currently closed in line with Welsh government restrictions. In Northern Ireland, houses, shops and visitor centres are closed and cafés are takeaway only.
Apple blossom appears from March-April and is white with a hint of pink. It grows in hedgerows, gardens, orchards and scrubland in moist, heavy soil.
Colourful spring flowers can make the day brighter, whether you're giving them to someone as a gift, or if you're taking a walk to spot them. Daffodils are a spring classic. They come in all shades of yellow, gold and white.
Perhaps the best known of the winter flowers, snowdrops are thought to have been introduced to British gardens in the late 15th century from mainland Europe. They flower between January and March.
There are plenty of Iris varieties that can be grown throughout the year, but in spring the electric-blue blooms of Iris reticulata are the ones to look out for.
Hyacinths come in a range of colours: from classic deep indigo through to pinks, purples, magentas and whites. They’re a great choice for fragrance.
Snake's head fritillary
These pink-and-purple-chequered flowers are said to resemble the head of a snake, hence the name. They’re usually found in meadows and some wilder gardens.
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