The warm, sheltered gardens at Mottistone mean that with the arrival of spring sunshine, bright daffodils cover the banks, and magnolia petals start to unfold. Throughout the gardens, nature is awakening after winter, filling the borders with the first colour of the year.
With a warm climate and plenty of sun, the Isle of Wight often has signs of spring before many parts of the UK. And a walk across our countryside is the perfect way to spot them. We’ve put together a few suggestions to help you discover spring just around the corner.
The delicate bells of blue that carpet the woods and downs in late April and May are an iconic sign of spring. And on the Island, we have some of the best places to see them. Find out where to take a stroll on a warm spring day to experience this beautiful native flower.
With warmer weather and sunny days just around the corner, spring is in the air. There are lots of signs to look out for, from the first green shoots pushing their way up from the bare earth, to newly born lambs. With thousands of acres of Isle of Wight countryside to explore, see how many you can spot when you visit one of our places.
What could be better than eating outdoors with great views all around? On the Isle of Wight, we have perfect spots to do just that. So, pack a hamper full of tasty treats and plenty of ginger beer, and head to one of our places this summer for a picnic.
Walk the chalk ridge running through the middle of the Isle of Wight and spot wonderful butterflies on one of our best bits of chalk downland, including Adonis blue, small blue, dark-green fritillary and Glanville fritillary.