Spring at Knightshayes
It's the time when colour starts creeping across the fields and gardens, blowing away all the winter cobwebs and giving us lots of opportunities to get back outdoors and enjoying nature. There's lots to do and spot at Knightshayes at this vivid time of the year.
The garden is bursting back to life and there are plenty of spring flowers to spot as you wander the garden and parkland.
Crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils: You can spot these in drifts across the estate but some top spots include at the front of Gardner's Cottage next to the walled garden, on the lawn to the front of the house and in the American garden by the pond.
Magnolias: Home to over 50 magnolia trees, the tree line in the formal garden turns decidedly pick in April and May. Follow the paved path up to Holly’s Wood or go off-road to the South Garden to see some stunning specimens.
Blossom: See blossom in the garden and parkland from February right through to May.
February: Japanese quince
April: Crab apple tree, cherry tree and hawthorn blossom
May: Apple and medlar tree blossom
Lambs: Home to a flock of sheep you can see their lambs jumping and running in the fields from March onwards. Please take care not to chase or scare them and dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times when in fields containing livestock.
Download our spring trail here or pick it up from reception and find out a little more about what makes Knightshayes so special at spring.