Blossom Watch at Greys Court

Spot signs of spring on your visit to Greys Court, with beautiful blossom appearing in the walled gardens and wider estate, and the magnificent 130 year old wisteria which usually flowers in early May.

 

Spring is here

" Alleys of blossom and scent..."
- Robert Gittings, playwright

Throughout the spring months, there's a showcase of colour blossoming on the trees in the gardens and the wider estate. Look out for black hawthorn and wild cherry trees on the estate walks, which usually flower in early spring.

Hawthorn
Hawthorn blossom
Hawthorn

The Tower Garden is a peaceful place to relax, with striking magnolia blooming next to the tower over a few days in early April.

White blossom in the Tower Garden
White blossom in the Tower Garden
White blossom in the Tower Garden

In the cherry garden, beautiful white flowers decorate the trees in early April and petals fall gently on to the cobbled path, especially designed to keep petals underfoot. 

The cherry garden in spring
The cherry garden in spring
The cherry garden in spring

Walk under the avenue of ballerina hoops, where crab apple blossom in shades of pink create a tunnel of wonderful sights in mid April. 

Blossom on the crab apple trees
Blossom on the crab apple trees
Blossom on the crab apple trees

The orchard becomes a haven for wildlife in spring. The blossom on these trees is a great source of nectar for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and the grass around them is left to grow long and become a meadow area.

Wisteria

Wisteria in full bloom in the garden at Greys Court
Wisteria in full bloom in the garden at Greys Court
Wisteria in full bloom in the garden at Greys Court

The 130 year old wisteria usually blooms in early May, and is a sight not to be missed. Walk underneath the gnarled branches of the wisteria and take in its sweet scent, and admire the lilac petals of the wisteria flower.

If you are unable to visit, we've put together a virtual tour of the wisteria which you can watch on our Facebook or Twitter pages. 

We'd love to see your pictures of blossom you've spotted. Share your photos using the hashtag #BlossomWatch