Festival of the blues at Blickling

Blickling Estate is famous for its bluebells which create carpets of blue throughout the Great Wood and parts of the garden. To celebrate our beautiful bluebell season, we're turning Blickling blue for the month of May.

Bluebells in the Great Wood bathed in sunlight


An afternoon of blues | Saturday 27 May, 3-7pm  

Our celebrations will culminate in an afternoon of blues music in the garden.  Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy music from three local bands; Hot Cold Ground, Goldrusha and Hayley Moyses Britgrass Three.  Tickets can be bought in advance at £11 per adult, £5 per child aged 5-12 years (children under 5 free).

Join us on 26 May for an afternoon of music in the garden
People sitting in the garden listening to live bands
Bluebells covering a woodland walk

Passionate about our bluebells too?

If you'd like to discover the best places to view the bluebells and find out more about this beloved flower, join us for free guided walks daily from 11 - 14 May. Meet us in the main car park at 10am.


Bluebell walks

Whether you want to explore the Great Wood or the gardens, follow the winding paths that will lead you to the carpets of blue.  Find out more about the bluebells at Blickling and the best spots to find them.  

Our countryside team will be on hand in the Great Wood to answer any questions you may have about bluebells.  Look out for them from 2 - 14 May (10am-4pm) as they'd love to have a chat.

Discover the bluebells in the garden
Bluebells on the path up to the temple

Cafe blues

Alongside our usual catering offer, we'll be serving themed food throughout May including lavender cake and blueberry muffins.  All three of our cafes will be open and there will be refreshments for sale on the parade during our afternoon of blues.

Try a slice of lemon and lavender sponge
Lavender sponge with lavender sprinkled on top


A spot of blue shopping

Pick up some bluebells from the plant centre to take home, buy bluebell postcards from the shop or a bluebell pin badge, especially designed to celebrate our bluebell season and help raise funds for the walled garden.

Buy a bluebell pin to help raise funds for Blickling
Blickling's bluebell pin surrounded by daisies