Spring blossom in Northern Ireland
Spring is our thing - and we love spending it with you. Celebrate the season by helping us pin the perfect places to see spring sing.
We're starting a new tradition that emulates Hanami. Hanami is the ancient Japanese tradition of viewing and celebrating blossom as the first sign of Spring – and we love it.
As part of our aim to help people connect with nature, we’re encouraging those who can see a tree or shrub in flower to take a moment to pause and enjoy the fleeting beauty of blossom, and to share their images on social media for those who can’t see it themselves.
Blossom has brightened the world around us. From the fairy thorn on our country lanes to the candyfloss-coloured cherry blossom in our parks, blossom connects us to our ancestors and has the power to lift our spirits. Criss-crossing a carpet of bluebells at Castle Ward or ambling through the ancent apple orchards of Ardress House, discover the simple pleasures of blossom-spotting at our places and spaces near you.