The garden at Killerton

Spring has sprung and many plants are now in flower. We've chosen the six best places to the see signs of spring on your visit.

1.       Killerton garden

Snowdrops and daffodils add a splash of spring colour to the historic landscaped garden. It’s accessible for everyone and is the best place to see an exciting range of spring flowers. Magnolias come out early, brightening the trees near the Dairy cafe. 

2.       The Chapel

Cyclamen creates a spectacular purple carpet in late winter and early spring, underneath the grand tulip trees. Look out for rooks building their nests early in the season.

See a blanket of cyclamen take over Killerton's chapel grounds in winter
Killerton's grade I listed chapel with a blanket of cyclamen, Devon
See a blanket of cyclamen take over Killerton's chapel grounds in winter

3.       Dane’s Wood

Named after the Danish raids of the tenth century, this woodland is a great place to see snowdrops and bluebells. Dane’s Wood is a perfect place for a gentle dog walk is a short drive or ten minute stroll from Killerton house.

4.       Ashclyst Forest

Famous for its butterflies, Ashclyst forest is one of the largest woods in east Devon. In spring you can find yourself alone on the footpaths, enjoying the display of snowdrops, bluebells and woodland flowers.

5.       The Clump and the Plains

The south facing slopes of the Clump can be covered in bluebells, while a walk over the hill to the open Plains area will lead you through a maze of daffodils.

6.       Front Park

The wood pasture habitat in Front Park is helped by grazing cattle. Their grass munching creates the ideal conditions for lesser celandine to show off its yellow flowers. Daffodils brighten Front Park Bank as you walk up the drive to the house.

Woman removing child's wellies from the back of a car

Please book ahead before visiting 

The car park, garden, park and toilets at Killerton are now open and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.