Bluebell Watch at Ashridge

Close up of a bluebell at Ashridge, Herts

Our bluebells are out and about much longer than you might think. We'll be updating this page throughout the spring to show you how they grow and develop before their bell-shaped flowers emerge.

17 April

The bluebells have grown taller in the good weather. By the end of the month they will be at their best - a carpet of blue.

Bluebells at Ashridge, Herts

12 April

The bluebells in Dockey Wood are turning bluer. Their colour will get more vibrant as the weeks go on.

Bluebellls at Ashridge herts

06 April

Some of the flower stalks are starting to turn blue. This patch of bluebells is quite far along, whereas other areas of the estate are still green. Keep your eyes on blubell watch as we'll update when the bluebells cover the woodland floor into their famous coloured carpet.

Bluebells at Ashridge, Herts

02 April

A few of the bluebells around the estate are just starting to flower. The cold snap this week may slow their progress, but they should be in full bloom in a few weeks time.

Bluebells starting to flower at Ashridge, Herts

28 March

The bluebells are starting to turn blue around some parts of the estate. The first flowers to emerge are usually in areas of high sunlight, so have a look in sunny areas next time you visit.

Bluebell flower shoot at Ashridge, Herts

21 March

If you look closely, you can see bluebell flower spikes emerging from the ground. They'll stay in this state for a little while before the iconic blue flowers bloom.

Bluebell flower shoots at Ashridge, Herts

14 March

The wet and windy weather hasn't stopped our bluebell shoots from growing. If you seen them around the estate, please don't walk on them. Bluebells don't like to be trampled.

Bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Herts

06 March

Our bluebells have been growing fast this week, meaning the woodland floor is looking very green.

Thousands of green bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Herts

01 March

The warm weather has made our bluebell shoots grow bigger and bigger. We'll have to see if they keep this pace up.

Bluebell shoot at Ashridge, Herts

24 February

We're seeing more and more patches of bluebells on the woodland floor. Keep you eyes peeled for them when you next visit.

Patch of bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Herts

14 February

Bluebell shoots are a welcome sign of spring. The greenery you see below isn't grass or daffodils, it's actually the first sign of bluebells on the estate.

Green bluebell shoots at Ashridge, Herts