Best places to see early spring flowers

Early spring flowers such as snowdrops are a welcome sign of life during the long winter months. Here are some of the best places to spot these beautiful winter flowers.

Magnolia Campbellii 'Overbeck's' puts on an amazing display in February at Overbecks in Salcombe, South Devon

Magnificent Magnolias

Show-stopper, Magnolia campbellii ‘Overbeck’s, displays her pink ‘blousy’ blooms for all to see.

Swathes of bluebells in the woodland at Arlington Court

Spring blooms at Arlington Court

Discover beautiful blooms at Arlington Court this spring

West Down, Devon

Spring flowers

Look out for Wood sorrel, Common Dog violet and the Lesser celandine. These spring arrivals add a splash of colour to the steep slopes of West Down.

A view of the old lake at Arlington Court

Lake walk

Get closer to nature at the bird hide and heronry. This is our most popular and established walk around the designed landscape of Arlington Court.

Bluebells and wild garlic in flower

Spring in the garden

A visit to Coleton Fishacre in spring isn't complete without exploring the garden, where bulbs and shrubs are blooming and the sea views provide a captivating backdrop.

Bluebells Beckland Wood Brownsham

Wildflowers of North Devon

North Devon is a great place to spot wildflowers, especially in spring. Discover more about some of the flowers that grow here and how to identify them.

cyclamen killerton garden devon

What's awake in the garden

Winter is starting to fade and the flowers starting to bloom. What will you spot in the garden?

Visitors in the distance walking through a camellia archway at Greenway

Greenway garden in spring

Spring starts early in this woodland garden. Camellias, rhododendron, spring bulbs and more bloom all over the woodland garden. Find out about the best places in the garden to see the spring colour and the spring flower walks which take place daily at 2pm.

A daphne shrub in the sun at Knightshayes

What to spot in the gardens this winter

It may be one of the dreariest and cold months, but there's plenty to see in January and February at Knightshayes in the gardens. Here's our garden team's top tips for things to spot.

A family enjoying a walk amongst the daffodils at Saltram, Devon

Spring walking  

Spot signs of spring on these walks around Devon (and Exmoor).

Close up of a pink magnolia in bloom in Saltram Garden, Devon.

Great Devon spring garden spots  

As spring is in the air, we've picked out some garden spots where you can spot a sprig or two that heralds the sunshine.

Bluebells growing on the sand dunes

A blaze of colour in South Devon 

Vibrant wild flowers, warm sunshine and the promise of summer to come... These walks have been selected because rain or shine - woodlands and cliff tops will be a blaze of spring colour.