Bluebells and blossom at Brockhampton
The little manor house is surrounded by damson trees in blossom during April every year. In the woodlands during May bluebells pop up and burst open covering the ground with a blue haze.
For many people springtime, with its burst of colour and flowers after the stark months of winter, is a favourite time on the estate.
In the orchards first comes the white damson blossom in late March or April when the all-around the manor house the trees are in bloom. Next comes the pink apple blossom in May which transforms the landscape as the days warm up and the nights lengthen. The blossom promises delicious fruit in the autumn months and is a good reminder to visit again during harvest season.
In the woodlands the bluebell leaves spring up quite early in the year but the bluebells only really begin to open during May when they slowly transform parts of the woodland floor into a haze of blue. Paradise wood is a great place to find bluebells at this time of year. Also found in the woods during the spring are carpets of yellow celendines and clusters of white wood anemones. These plants are all making the most of the sunlight which reaches down to the woodland floor before the leaves on the trees are fully opened.
Whether picnicking under the orchard trees or discovering a special spot tucked away in the woods seeing Brockhampton in bloom is a treat for the senses.