Bluebell Watch at Ashridge

Our bluebells are around much longer than you'd think. From shoot to seed you'll be able to see how they grow.

Although you cannot visit the bluebells at Ashridge this year, we’re still able share these beautiful flowers with you in the gallery above. Without the heavy footfall of visitors, our bluebells will have a year to grow and recover. We will bring them to you again next year when we resume Bluebell Watch. 

13 March

The bluebells are growing rapidly now after the recent sunshine. A layer of green has cover the floor of the woodland and the tallest are now almost 20cm tall. Let's see how they come on over the next week.

Bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Herts

2 March

Since our last update, we've had snow, frost, torrential rain and blazing sunshine. The result of this weird weather has been increasingly bushy bluebell shoots covering the woodland floor.

Bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Herts & Bucks

14 February

It appears the cold snap has not stopped these plucky young plants from growing. 

Bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Bucks

31 January

We've had some frosts over the past week. Will they slow down our bluebells? We'll have to wait and see.

The shoots have grown a little taller over the past week
Bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Bucks
The shoots have grown a little taller over the past week

20 January

The warm weather means the first bluebell shoots have started to appear in Dockey Wood.

The first bluebell shoots of 2020 have appeared
The first bluebell shoots of the year at Ashridge, Herts
The first bluebell shoots of 2020 have appeared