Step into spring in the East of England

Spring is now well underway. New leaves are unfurling on the trees, spring bulbs have emerged, birds are chirping and lambs are gamboling around in the fields. Why not celebrate the best that the season has to offer, with a visit to one of the places in our care in the East of England?

Close up picture of pink apple blossom
Put a spring in your step
The garden at Blickling in springtime

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.

A family pond dipping

May half-term in the East of England 

May half-term is the perfect time to head outdoors and get closer to nature. Not only that, but there are dens to build, seeds to grow and kites to fly too.

A little inspiration

Dawn chorus delights in the East of England

Spring has well and truly sprung and those prepared to clamber out of bed early will witness one of nature’s greatest phenomenons, the dawn chorus.


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.


Remarkable women connected with the East of England

There are a number of remarkable women, whose experiences of survival, courage and determination have shaped the fate and history of the special places we all enjoy today.


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.


Hertfordshire spring walks - 10,000 steps

Visit Ashridge Estate for a lengthy walk out in the open space or take a walk around the estate where George Bernard Shaw once lived. Find out more about our long walks in Hertfordshire here.


Cambridgeshire spring walks - 10,000 steps

Stretch your legs a little further with these 10,000 step walks in and around Cambridgeshire.


Watermills and windpumps in the East of England

Mills and windpumps are iconic features in the landscape of East Anglia, from the Norfolk Broads to the Cambridgeshire fens.


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?


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


Spring walks in the East of England - 2000 steps

A few of our favourite shorter walks, around 2,000 steps, from across the East of England to inspire you to get outside and bask in the glory of spring. Along the way we highlight some of the best views to take your breath away and those must see first signs of spring.


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.