Bluebells at Kingston Lacy

Bluebell wood at the National Trust

Help us maintain the wonderful mature oak woodland, an ideal environment for bluebells to grow. Abbott Street copse has many veteran trees and deadwood that is both standing and on the ground. All of these natural materials make the wood one of the most important on the Kingston Lacy estate.

To keep the woodland at its best for everyone please stick to the pathways and take home anything you bring with you.

Where can I park?

The ranger team have added more dragons teeth along the Oak avenue to stop compaction of the roots. This year we have opened a field with the help of a generous tenant farmer to provide a safe parking space instead of along the road.

The usual parking spaces for Pamphill Green closer to Abbotts Street copse are reserved for less-abled parking this year.

The gates for parking will be open from 9am – 5pm.

When is the car park open?

Saturdays and Sundays

22 April – 23 April

29 April – 30 April and including Bank holiday 1 May

6 May – 7 May

13 May – 14 May

How much does it cost to park?

The parking for Abbott Street copse is free. There will be donation boxes at the car park entrance and exit. All donations go straight back into the conservation of this area. We want to keep the bluebell wood looking special forever, for everyone.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, dogs on leads are welcome in the bluebell wood. Please be aware that the field used for parking is also used for cattle grazing other times in the year. For the safety and wellness of the cattle we ask that you pick up or take any litter with you. There will be dog bins provided in the car park.

Where else can I see bluebells?

There are lots of bluebells on the Woodland walk at Kingston Lacy as well. It’s a great space to enjoy with the family. You can bring a picnic, play out on the woodland play area and take in the smells of the bluebells and wild garlic.

Bluebells line the Lime avenue at Kingston Lacy
Bluebells on the Lime avenue at Kingston Lacy