What is the National Trust spring flower count?
Every year in early spring, National Trust gardeners carry out a Valentine’s Day flower count. They count up the number of blooms in gardens we look after in the South West.
This gives an indicator of what gardens are going to look like throughout the year.
It also allows us to compare with previous years and see trends. From this we can build a picture of how spring flowers are affected by climate change.
We need your help
As well as gardeners counting blooms in the places we care for, we want to know what’s happening near you.
Each year we put together a short survey so you can tell us what flowers are blooming in your garden or local park and what your favourite spring flower is.
Ian Wright, National Trust Gardens Advisor in the South West said: ‘We’ve asked our supporters to get involved in our very own blooming garden watch and tell us what they have in flower in their garden, we’re hoping this becomes an annual spring must do.'
This year's survey is now complete - thank you to everyone who took part. Check back in 2021 to take part in the next survey.