Blossom in the South East

One of the sure signs that spring is underway in the South East is the uplifting appearance of blossom on trees and shrubs in gardens, streets and hedgerows. It's everywhere right now and heralds the arrival of the brighter, milder spring weather. If you're out for a walk from home hoping to see blossom, please follow the government social distancing advice.

Adults and two children taking an autumn walk amongst the trees

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

More than 100 gardens and parks and hundreds of coast and countryside places are open in England and Northern Ireland. Many historic houses are open in England. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. In line with Welsh Government legislation, all places in Wales will close from 24 October to 9 November. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Read this article to find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.

Apple Blossom

Discover spring blossom  

One of the great treats of springtime is to walk among blossoming trees and shrubs as they put on their fragrant floral display. It is one of nature’s show-stoppers; one of the most exquisite delights of the English spring that also provides a valuable source of food for our native wildlife.

Apple blossom

Photographing spring blossom 

One of the most uplifting signs that spring is underway is the sudden appearance of bright, pastel-coloured blossom in hedgerows, parks and gardens. The sight is guaranteed to raise your spirits and to make you want to get out and about with your camera.

Wild cherry blossom

Blossom nature activities for younger children 

Blossom is fleeting and beautiful. Here are some spring nature activities for younger children to excite their imaginations with blossom and inspire them to make and do.

Blossom in the gardens of Sizergh

Blossom nature activities for older children  

Here are some spring nature activities for older children using blossom to create artworks and experiments. Blossom season doesn't last long, we need to catch it before it falls.

Blossom in London and the South East