Spring in the orchard at Fenton House and Garden

Spring flowers in the orchard at Fenton House

Spring is a magical time of year in the gardens at Fenton House and Garden, with colourful displays to enjoy throughout the season.

Daffodils in the orchard
Daffodils in flower in the orchard at Fenton House

Early spring

In early spring, the south west avenue comes alive with delicate displays of snowdrops, while crocus and daffodils begin to flower in the historic orchard, creating a colourful carpet shaded by the apple trees.

Mid spring

By mid spring, the orchard floor is covered with bright daffodils, interspersed with chionodoxa (glory-of-the-snow). The grass beneath the apple trees is left to grow longer, creating a beautiful meadow of seasonal flowers and gently waving grasses, and new for this year, over 2000 white hyacinths.

Late spring

By late spring, the apple blossom in the orchard has begun to flower. With 32 different varieties of heritage apple and pear trees, there are always trees to see in their splendour, along with a newly planted avenue of upright cherry trees on the south western approach to the house. Visitors are invited to either arrive or leave via the avenue to enjoy the sight of these new trees, and to enjoy an alternative view of the exterior of the house.