Spring at Greyfriars


Greyfriars is the perfect spot to see the changing of the seasons, and there is no better time than spring, as flashes of colour and new blooms begin to appear throughout the garden.

Nestled away in the city centre, you might be surprised to see the oasis of Greyfriars Garden, a garden designed in the 50’s and recycled from what stood before it, 10 blind back cottages, signs of which you can see hidden everywhere. The careful planning of these gardens, means we are now able to enjoy a whole host of spring flowers.

We begin with a blanket of white as the snowdrops appear, and as they leave bright yellow daffodils take their place. As the weather gets warmer, it is time for 1000 bulbs of ‘kingsblood’ tulips, carefully planted by out gardeners to bloom bright red. These are interspersed with the bold blue of bluebells which begin to flower.

You can stroll around the garden, or take a seat on the terrace to soak up the spring sunshine. Bring along the kids and they can play garden games on the lawn, or search for out geocache as part of the ’50 things’.