Beautiful blossom in the East of England

Blossom is a sure sign that spring has arrived! Nature's own confetti, nothing lifts the spirits quite like the simple beauty of pink or white petals adorning trees in the springtime.

Girl walking past daffodils with blossom behind her

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

At Anglesey Abbey, as well as the cherry blossom, the pink scented blossoms of Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’ creates a stunning colour and smell in contrast to the variegated evergreen shrub Euonymus fortune ‘Emerald Gaiety’ that it’s planted in combination with.

Flowering apple tree in the Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire.

Wimpole, Cambridgeshire 

The orchard at Wimpole contains a huge variety of fruit trees including apple, pear, apricot, plum, greengage, medlar and quince – all of which are used in the estate’s shop and restaurant. In spring they fill the air with the sweet fragrance of blossom – just the thing to lift your spirits after winter.

Close-up of spring blossom against brick wall

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 

With spring, the apple blossom bursts to life in Felbrigg's orchard and Walled Garden. Most of the fruit trees in the garden are historic varieties, developed for storage over winter so there would be fresh fruit available for the household all the way into spring.

Blossom at Ickworth

Ickworth, Suffolk 

In April the blossom comes thick and fast. Dotted around the rolling landscape of Ickworth, you’ll discover trees and hedgerows covered in a spectacular display of blossom come the spring.


Hatfield Forest, Essex 

Hawthorn hedges come into their own, when they blossom during May. Did you know bringing flowering branches indoors is believed by some to bring bad luck? Perhaps it's due to their unpleasant scent, described by the poet Walter de la Mare as ‘a deathly smell’.