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. From March onwards we keep an eye out for the first signs of the bluebells appearing to transform 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 winter.

The first bluebells of 2019 were spotted early in the year due to the mild winter. We expect them to be at their best from the end of April into the start of May.

During this time 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. Once they're in bloom you'll be able to pick up a self-guided map from Visitor Reception that will take you around the grounds highlighting 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.

Cordon apples in the Walled Garden in blossom towards the end of April and into May each year
Cordon apples in blossom with tulips in the bed below in the Walled Garden
Cordon apples in the Walled Garden in blossom towards the end of April and into May each year

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.