Spring flowers and birdsong

Two gentlemen point out flowers on a large tree at Glendurgan in Cornwall

As we turn our backs on winter we're inviting you to enjoy the growing signs of spring at Glendurgan. With bulb flowers emerging from the ground and tightly closed buds bursting open on flowering trees, it's a great time to celebrate the season.

When Glendurgan opens in mid-February there are Camellias dotted along the entrance walk, primroses shining out from the wildflower banks and lone birds singing from bare branches. By the time May comes there's a wealth of scented rhododendron flowers, bluebell and aquilegia flowers covering the valley sides and a chorus of birdsong from the among the fresh leaves of the many trees.

You can take part in this celebration of spring at Glendurgan by:

  • checking the blackboard to see what birds have been spotted at Glendurgan (and add your own sightings).
  • counting the number of different plants in flower. We'll be carrying out our traditional National Trust flower count on Valentine's day as always.
  • visiting the School Room and reading about what we do to look after the wildflower banks and why this is important to birds. You'll also find simple activities to have a go at.
  • sharing your photographs of spring flowers and birds at Glendurgan on the Facebook or Twitter websites.
  • composing a poem or sketching a bird or spring flower.
Bluetit
A bluetit sits on a branch
Primroses and bluebells
Primroses and bluebells flower on a lush green bank at Glendurgan in Cornwall