Signs of spring at Dyrham Park

Each winter, the garden team at Dyrham Park plants thousands of bulbs ready for a spring bloom.

Following the snowdrops which greeted you at the bottom of the drive, the garden and terraces are full of the early signs of spring in February and March. Daffodils have started to peep through in the orchard while purple and cream-coloured crocuses, blue chinodoxa, pulmonaria and primroses pop up around the garden. 

In March the scent of wild garlic starts to fill the air in the terraces with its white flowers mingling with bluebells beginning to emerge in April.

Thanks to year-round effort from the garden team with inspired seasonal planting schemes, there's always patches of colour in the garden - from the fiery red dogwood, framing the pools in from winter into spring and the hyacinths which add a blue, white and pink grandeur to the garden.

The evergreen shrubs and supports for trained fruit provide a structure in keeping with the garden's 17th-century roots. It's all part of an ongoing effort to create a 21st-century garden with echoes of the past.

You can read more about the garden plans, here

Delicate blossom will soon start to appear on the pear trees in the garden and orchard, the sign of hope for a plentiful harvest later on in the year.

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