Spring flora

Spring flowers carpeting the ground

The trees and meadows of the Skyline are a delight in spring and into summer. There are plentiful spring flowers to be seen, and the swathes of blossom on the trees.

The first exciting signs of spring come with the beautiful snowdrops which spread across the wooded areas of the Skyline. 

Yellow is then the colour of spring, with primroses, celandines, and the occasional dandelion and daffodil to be found. The odd splash of lilac is to be found where the spring squill pops up.

Wild garlic is abundant and carpets areas of the Skyline throughout April and May with it's pungent smell. It's great for recipes, so do pick some to take home to try out in salads and in pesto. Remember the golden rules of foraging though, which is to make sure you know what you are picking, and that you only take one third of the plant. 

Wild garlic grows in abundance during the springtime
Path through the woodland garden at Newark Park, Gloucestershire

The wildflower meadows on the Skyline are gradually coming to life. Come back in the summer to see a wide spread of colourful flowers.

A welcome sign of Spring in the Forest
A small clump of primroses

Across the Skyline, spring is bringing the Skyline to life. You'll hear birdsong across the acres of land we care for. 

Keep an eye out for newborn lambs and calves at Rainbow Wood Farm on Claverton Down. 

Look out for lambs during your Bath Skyline visit in March and April
Lambing on the Bath Skyline in March