Explore the spring garden at Benthall Hall
Throughout the garden, spring flowering bulbs and shrubs are starting to appear. The sun is getting warmer and the sound of birdsong fills the air. Everything is waking up after its winter slumber. Now is a great time to get out into nature and explore the new season in the garden at Benthall.
Botanist George Maw
Benthall's nineteenth century garden was planted by George Maw, a passionate bulb collecter and breeder. Based on his collection of over 3,000 plant species, Maw published 'A Monograph of the Genus Crocus' in 1886. The book is illustrated by his own watercolours and brings together 10 years of research gathered from his plant collecting expeditions around the world.
Snowdrops push through the cold soil in late January and February to remind us that spring is around the corner. These dainty, but sturdy, flowers flourish in damp woodland areas and can be spotted throughout the garden at Benthall.
Hellebores appear in early spring. Head to Maw's Rockery to see displays of these colourful blooms at their best.
The Wilderness is the place to see Benthall's extensive crocus collection. These flowers bring much needed colour to the garden early in the year.
A couple of things to note before you visit...
There's no need to book to visit the garden. If you want to join us on a guided tour of Benthall Hall, then you'll need to book tickets in advance on our website or by calling the Box Office on 03442 491895.
Dogs, apart from assistance dogs, aren't allowed in the garden but are welcome on the parkland and wider estate walks.