Step into spring in the East of England

Leaves are unfurling, spring bulbs are emerging, birds are chirping and lambs have already started to be born. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a visit to one of the places in our care in the East of England.

Girl walking past daffodils with blossom behind her
Put a spring in your step
Lady bending down to take a photograph of the tulipa at Anglesey Abbey

Spring gardens in the East of England 

We’re lucky to have so many places in the East of England that showcase the very best of springtime blooms. Early colourful spring highlights include daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and magnolia trees.

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A little more spring inspiration

Beautiful blossom in the East of England

Blossom is a sure sign that spring has arrived! Nature's own confetti, nothing lifts the spirits quite like the beauty of pink or white petals adorning trees in the springtime.


Lambing time in the East of England

Nothing says spring quite like lambs gamboling in the fields. Find out where you can see these new arrivals in the East of England, many of which are rare breeds.


What to do in the garden in spring

Our gardeners are experts in creating the most fantastic floral displays, so we asked one of them for their top tips, to help you plan your gardening jobs this spring.


Top spots for bluebells in the East of England

The East of England has its fair share of bluebells during the spring months. Blickling Estate in Norfolk is in fact one of the top spots in the country to see carpets of the blue flowers.


Trust New Art in the East of England

Discover new art installations, as part of an exciting programme of contemporary arts that have been inspired by our places and supported by Arts Council England


Walking in the East of England

Writers, artists, politicians and a warrior king – whose footsteps will you follow in? Discover more about the places we look after on one of our walks. As well as intriguing tales of history, there are inspiring views and wildlife to uncover.


Top spots for daffodils in the East of England

Daffodils are the emblem of springtime. As they start to make an appearance, discover the best places to see them this spring. It won't be long before they're creating carpets of yellow in the East of England.


Spring wildlife in the East of England

For many birdwatchers and wildlife lovers, spring is an exciting time of the year. When will you hear the first sound of a cuckoo or spot the first swallow?


Remarkable women connected with the East of England

In the year marking 100 years of women first gaining the right to vote, we take a look at the role of women, who have helped shape the fate and history of places in the East of England.


Simnel cake scones

Do you enjoy eating simnel cake at Easter? The catering team at Ickworth have come up with a slight twist on this traditional cake with their simnel cake scone.


Secrets of the National Trust in the East

We’ve opened our doors to Channel 5 for a series which explores the places we look after. You may be familiar with them, but do you know their secrets and some of the more unusual objects in our care?


Ticking clocks in the East

As we wind our clocks forward in the spring and back in the autumn, spare a little thought for our house teams, who have hundreds of clocks to wind.