Spring in the gardens at Baddesley Clinton
Lift your spirits and enjoy the delights of spring in the garden. From beds of colourful tulips to delicate apple blossom, our gardens are finally shaking off those winter blues.
" The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."
One of the first spring flowers here at Baddesly are the primroses that grow in clusters along the banks. The damp shady conditions are perfect for primroses where they grow in small clusters.
The Primulas found in the wildflower meadow are especially lovely in spring, not only providing delightful colour but also cover and food for wildlife.
Daffodils are the cheeriest of spring bulbs with their bright colours and can be seen in swathes all around the grounds, but look particularly lovely along the Church Walk. Early spring also brings displays of Iris Reticulata in the walled garden, where over 2000 bulbs have been planted.
As the weather warms and days begin to lengthen, carpets of woodland bluebells, especially along Church Walk, create a magical sight.
Take a gentle stroll in the walled garden or the orchard and be greeted with the delightful sight of a variety of trees in blossom.
Our gardening team look forward to seeing the fruits of their winter labour in the gardens in the spring. 3000 mixed tulips, hyacinths and narcissi have been planted in the annual boder and promise an impressive spring show, and will be at their best in April and May. Hellebores and Muscari are also among the many spring attractions.
In late spring take a wander into the courtyard where the wisteria is a magnificent sight with its lovely trailing scented blooms.