Late spring visits to Attingham
Spring is turning into summer and the estate is blooming with buds, blossom, new shoots and leaves emerging. During May look out for the National Camassia Collection in the Walled Garden, and the Rhododendrons and Azaleas in the parkland as they come into flower. The Mansion basement is open daily for visits to 'Servants' Home: Putting on a Country House Party'. Visits to Attingham are by pre-booked ticket.
We're full of the joys of late spring as splashes of colour can be spotted around the parkland. The views change almost weekly, see whats newly in bloom the next time you enjoy a stroll around the estate.
Step out on the estate
There's always something to look out for or something new to spot in the great outdoors at Attingham as the seasons change throughout the year. Find out more about some of our walks below.
Bluebells at Attingham
When in full flower bluebells will almost 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.
We expect the bluebells displays to be at their best from the end of April into the start of May, weather conditions dependent. On your walk through the Parkland at this time of year you’ll also stumble across other spring flowers including primroses, oxlips and fritillaries that’ll emerge in late spring.
Wildlife on Silk by Sarah Evans
Oudoor art display: Saturday 22 May to Sunday 4 July
You'll find nine of local silk artist Sarah Evans' silk paintings on display outdoors from Saturday 22 May. Featuring native British wildlife, you can see 'Wildlife on Silk' on display along the Mile Walk path between the Stables Courtyard and Walled Garden.
Each of the pictures is first painted onto silk before being varnished onto acrylic sheets. This makes them weather proof as well as giving a similar effect to a stained glass panel.
You can find out more about Sarah Evans and her work here.
Stop off at the Walled Garden
A garden for all seasons! Whatever time of year you visit, make sure you stop off in the Walled Garden and Orchard to see what's happening each season. During late spring and early summer the garden begins to bloom. In May, look out for the Camassia collection. These delicate star shapes blue coloured flowers grow to around 3ft tall. The collection has its own bed in the frame yard, and is a ‘National Collection’.