Spring blooms at Arlington Court

Swathes of bluebells in the woodland at Arlington Court

Discover some beautiful blooms at Arlington Court this spring.

Bluebells

Botanical name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta 
Flowers are bell-shaped and can be blue, white or pink. They can be seen flowering in spring, mid April – late May.

Attracts: Bees, hoverflies, butterflies and other insects. Their flowers provide an important early source of nectar.

Where: Arlington is planted with only native species of bluebell. You can spot them mainly in amongst woodland, along woodland walks.

Primrose

Botanical name: Primula
A hardy little plant that grows to a height of 20 cm, flowering from as early as December in mild years, appearing all the way through the spring until May.

Attracts: bees, butterflies/moths and other pollinators and has nectar/pollen rich flowers, also a food for caterpillars.

Where: You can spot these all around the grounds at Arlington.

Rhododendron

Botanical name: Rhododendron
Here at Arlington we have a variety of Rhododendron plants, some quite large. All of them produce beautiful displays of colour once in flower—deep pink, light pink, white and purple.

Attracts: Bees and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Where: Near the tea-room and behind the house.

Snake's-head Fritillary

Botanical name: Fritillaria meleagris
Flowers from March to April – They come in various shades of purple and occasionally white and can grow up to 30cm in height.

Attracts: Bees

Where: You’ll find these next to the shop alongside the disabled car park. This area is roped off, please admire them from afar, thank you.

Wild Garlic/Ramsons

Botanical name: Allium ursinum
You can’t miss wild garlic as they produces blankets of white flowers from April to June. The leaves are edible and add a garlic flavour to salads and can also be used to make pesto.

Where: You can find these on the pathway up to the walled garden and in the woods at the start of the Wilderness walk.

Daffodils

Botanical name: Narcissus
There are over 13, 000 types of daffodils available, which are classified into 13 divisions through characteristics such as size, colour and shape.

Where: They can be seen all around the grounds in lovely clusters of bright and pale yellows.

Hellebore

Botanical name: Helleborus x hybridus 'Ashwood Garden Hybrids'
Produces large clusters of saucer-shaped flowers with white, pink, green, mauve or smoky purple flowers growing to a height of 30 cm.

Attracts: Bees and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Where: You will find these flowers in the Victorian Flower garden and walled garden and also on the bank at the start of the Wilderness walk.

Siberian squill

Botanical name: Scilla siberica
Native to Russia and the Caucasus region, and is therefore very hardy and vigorous.

The little blue flowers can either be star or bell shaped. It flowers from March through to April and grows to approximately 20cm

Attracts: Bees and has Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Where: Planted under the trees as you walk along the pathway from the shop.