Spring at Attingham
Spring is in the air and the Parkland is beginning to wake up as the buds begin to blossom and new shoots and leaves emerge. Attingham is open for local pre-booked visitors to exercise in our outdoor spaces.
We're full of the joys of spring from March onwards as splashes of colour can be spotted around the parkland. Look out for the golden daffodils, crocuses and irises in March. During April we'll be keep an eye out for the first signs of the bluebells appearing to transform the woodland floor into a carpet of dusky blues. Meanwhile, in the Walled Garden, spring flowers and delicate blossom will bring some very welcome colour into the garden during April and May.
Step into spring
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.
Spring in the Walled Garden
During April and May the Walled Garden and Orchard will see the fruit trees blossom, look out for the delicate colours of the peach, pear, apricot and apple blossom as it unfurls.
" We've noticed lots of blossom buds on our apricot and pear trees which indicates it should be a good year for blossom. We're hoping for a spectacular display this spring!"
Irises, hyacinths and miniature daffodils will bring splashes of colour to the garden towards the end of April.
If we have mild weather at the start of spring, the tulip displays will burst into life bringing vibrant colours into the garden, perfect for reawakening your senses on a stroll.
The Camassia collection in the Walled Garden will bloom in May. These delciate star shapes bleu coloured flowers grow to around 3ft tall. The collection has its own bed in the frame yard, and is a ‘National Collection’.