Discover our ancient Bluebell Wood
The best spot to discover bluebells here at Coughton Court is over in Timm’s Grove, which is covered in a sea of shimmering bluebells from late April to mid-May.
The gentle walk linked below will take you over the fields to the ancient woodland where the middle of the wood is covered in a thick carpet of sweetly scented bluebells.
During World War II evacuees from a girls school in London came to Coughton Court to escape the dangers of the war. Below is a poem written by one of the evacuees about the ancient woodland.
" Out in the meadows, in the sun, Under the trees where the shadows run, Over the hillside and the plain, See all the bluebells back again. Swaying and swaying in the breeze, They nod their heads so gracefully, The birds above, up in the trees, They sing their songs so beautifully. And now the winter comes again, And all the bluebells rest in peace, Next year they’ll blossom once again, And then again their bloom will cease. "
Our outdoors team are always hard at work conserving the woodland and new steps have been fitted to improve the accessibility of the wood.
The Bluebell Wood is only part of Coughton’s horticultural beauty. Come and admire our award winning gardens which have a wonderful display of roses from June and the hot and cold herbaceous borders look stunning well into the autumn months. The lake is the perfect place to watch the ducklings grow in spring and the orchard boasts hundreds of apples from mid-autumn.
After the bluebells fade the delicate beauty of the Cow Parsley takes over, there's always something to enjoy in our ancient woodland.