Spring flowers at Attingham

Blossom on the trees in the parkland at Attingham Park

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.

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.

The Bluebells will soon be blossoming
The sunny beams down through the trees onto the carpet of bluebells
The Bluebells will soon be blossoming

We expect the bluebells displays to be at their best from the end of April into the start of May, weather conditions dependent. 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 as peach, pear, apricot and apple blossom unfurl. Irises, hyacinths and miniature daffodils will bring splashes of colour to the garden towards the end of April. 

Espalier pear blossom before it bursts into flower in the Walled Garden at Attingham.
Espalier pear blossom in the Walled Garden at Attingham
Espalier pear blossom before it bursts into flower in the Walled Garden at Attingham.

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 Camassia collection in the Walled Garden will bloom in May – the collection has its own bed in the frame yard, and is a ‘National Collection’
 

Pollinating insects love the blue camassia
Beautiful blue camassia attracts many insects in Charlecote's early summer garden
Pollinating insects love the blue camassia

The Walled Garden is open daily from 9am to 5pm. You can enjoy the lighter evenings strolling through the Parkland until 6pm every day.