South West

Classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors

Smelling daffodils National Trust flower count

Spring is on the way - you can smell it 

Garden teams have just conducted their annual flower count for Valentine’s Day and although this year spring seems to be on the way, just as we would normally expect, but what is noticeable is how many scented plants are out in flower at this early time of year.

Snowdrops nestled at the base of a tree at Trengwainton Garden in Cornwall

Snowdrops in the South West 

The South West has plenty of places to spot snowdrops as they start to appear; here's a few to give you some inspiration.

Winter walk at Trelissick

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Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

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Wild Asparagus (Asparagus prostrates)

Dorset girl and Cornish boy have a large family 

A lonely Dorset asparagus is set up with a Cornish partner; an unusual take on a love story and a conservation success.

Inspiration for outdoor adventures

Snowdrops at Prior Park

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Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to winter walks.