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'Bluebells are my most favourite sign of spring. They are beautiful yet so fragile. There's something really lovely about helping to protect them, because they do need our help' - Crispin Scott, Wildlife & Countryside Adviser.
By sticking to the paths you are protecting the native British bluebell so it will flower next year and for years to come.
See bluebells in the gardens as well as the restored Walk Wood at Sheffield Park and Garden. Venture down a network of paths from the early 1700s surrounded by bluebells in a magnificent display of blue.
Spotting bluebells is one of the best things about a spring walk and Emmetts Garden doesn't disappoint for this. The woods have even been designated a SSSI (site of special scientific interest) due to the English native bluebells that bloom here. Every year the hillside is smothered with the nation's favourite wildflower creating a truly beautiful spectacle.
The Vyne's bluebell woods are just a short walk from the gardens and car park. Follow the path across the field or take in the scene on the 1.3 mile woodland walk - available online or from visitor reception. Click through for details, plus top tips on bluebell photography. Sometimes the paths can be a bit muddy so bring walking boots.
The gardens at Cliveden blend into woodland along the escarpment which transforms into a sea of blue in April. Enjoy panoramic views over the river Thames and Berkshire countryside from the wooded cliffs and look out for cowslips, snowy wood anemones and dog violets too.
There’s nothing more enchanting than stumbling across a vibrant carpet of woodland bluebells. There are many places at Hughenden and in the Chiltern Hills where bluebells flourish and they are at their best between mid-April and late May.
Hidden away at the very rear of Mottistone Gardens is an area known as Shearn Place. Nestled beneath the downs above and crisscrossed with footpaths, this wooded area comes alive in May with bluebells.
Wander through Sissinghurst Castle Garden to enjoy the warm colours of the Cottage Garden and the swathes of bluebells in the woodland. Stop at Lime Walk, where Harold Nicolson helped design and plant.
On the Bateman's estate the bluebells are already in leaf, waiting to carpet our woodland alongside the early purple orchids in May. Choose from three great woodland estate walks to take in the sights of spring.
Bluebells are not the easiest subject to photograph. Dappled light leads to contrast and colour issues and there's the practical aspect of trying not to damage the very thing you're celebrating. Photographer Hugh Mothersole has top tips for phone snappers and professionals alike.