Spring flowers at Attingham
Spring is in the air and the Parkland is beginning to wake up as the buds begin to blossom and the leaves begin to sprout. We're keeping an eye out for the first signs of the bluebells appearing to transorm the woodland floor into a carpet of dusky blues. In the Walled Garden, spring flowers and delicate blossom is bringing some very welcome colour into the garden after the bleakness of winter.
As March comes to an end we're eagerly keeping an eye out for the bluebells to 'bloom' across Attingham. Last year, due to the mild winter weather the first bluebells were spotted emerging amongst the woodlands in mid-March, however the snow and cold weather this winter has kept them underground for longer.
Over the season, bluebells will magically transform the woodland making for a wonderful photo opportunity. As they begin to flourish, their popular nectar will attract an array of insects including beautiful butterflies emerging from their hibernation. Once they're in bloom you'll be able to pick up a self-guided map from Visitor Reception, that’ll take you around the grounds showcasing the best places to see the bluebells.
On your walk through the Parkland you’ll also stumble across other spring flowers including primroses, oxlips and fritillaries that’ll emerge in late spring. In our Walled Garden colour is beginning to burst through and it’ll be full of colour by the end of spring.
In the Orchard and across the garden, blossom begins to unfurl from the end of April. Keep an eye out for peach blossom, it's especially beautiful with its pink tones. If we have mild weather at the start of spring, our tulip displays will burst into life bringing vibrant colours into the garden, perfect for reawakening your senses on a stroll.
The Walled Garden is open daily from 9am to 5pm. You can enjoy the lighter evenings strolling through the Parkland until 6pm every day.