Seek out spring at Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey Spring Tulips

It’s hard to beat that spring feeling – the one when you can finally leave the house without a coat, and feel the sun on your skin. Go in search of the signs of spring, from early-morning birdsong to borders filled with tulips and wild garlic in the woods.

The science of spring

Science agrees that being outside is good for you. Studies have shown that spending just five minutes in nature can boost your mood, restore your ability to focus and reduce feelings of anxiety. Spring brings warmer weather and longer days, so it’s the perfect opportunity to take some time out and explore the great outdoors.

Make the most of spring
Make the most of spring
Make the most of spring

Spring flowers and buzzing bees

Bumble bees, honey bees and wild ‘solitary’ bees love visiting the botanic garden and wildflowers in the woodland at this time of year and the sound of buzzing is a sure sign that spring is here.

With so many colourful flowers beginning to grow, how many blooms and bees can you spot? 

The abbey grounds are full of colour in spring
Lacock Abbey Spring Flowers
The abbey grounds are full of colour in spring

Forage for wild garlic

Wild garlic is everywhere in the woodland grounds in late spring and the leaves have a mild flavour that is great for soups, cheese scones and pesto. Thanks to its very recognisable scent it's also quite easy to find, but double check you've got the right plant before eating any. To help look after the landscape, please help us by only picking small amounts and don't stray off the paths to pick it.

Wild garlic grows in abundance during the springtime
Wild garlic grows in abundance during the springtime
Wild garlic grows in abundance during the springtime

Inside the Abbey

Please note: in line with Government guidance, the Abbey remains closed. The grounds are open for pre-booked visits only.

Inside the Abbey, the furnished rooms are waiting to be explored. With new stories being told from the time of Ela Countess of Salisbury, Sir William Sharington, John Ivory Talbot, William Henry Fox Talbot and Matilda Talbot, there's a discovery at every turn this year for new and seasoned visitors.

New interpretation in the Blue Parlour
New interpretation in the Blue Parlour
New interpretation in the Blue Parlour

 

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lacock (12 Apr - 18 Apr)

Wed 14 Apr 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Lacock.