Bluebells in the South West

A walk through the countryside we look after in Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset is rewarded with carpets of bluebells in April and May.

Bluebells in the woods at Stourhead

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead is a 2,650 acre estate, whose picturesque landscape garden has been described as ‘a living work of art’. Plenty of wildlife roam the ancient woods nearby, where glorious bluebells steal the show come spring.

Bee on daffodil in orchard at Dyrham Park

Floral highlights at Dyrham Park

Keep an eye on social media or pop along to see what's flower of the week at Dyrham Park this year

Bluebells covering the woodland floor at Lanhydrock

Bluebells in the wood

Lanhydrock's Great Wood is a sea of blue this April. Come and enjoy the carpets of sweet-scented bluebells in the peaceful woodland or walk amongst a riot of spring colour in the formal gardens.

Admiring the view at Dunster Castle

Plants and gardens to explore

Home to four different micro-climates, with far-reaching views across the Bristol Channel, the garden at Dunster is filled with a diverse range of plants and wildlife.

Bluebells in Trelissick garden, Cornwall

Blankets of bluebells at Trelissick 

Come and see Trelissick spring to life. With bluebells flowering and rhododendrons blooming, the garden is bursting with colour. Winding paths reveal sights of splendour around every corner.

A blossoming tree outside the cottages on the Buckland Abbey estate

Step into spring at Buckland Abbey

A carpet of flowers, newborn lambs and walks in the countryside; where better to enjoy a day out than at Buckland Abbey?

Bluebells growing on the Tyntesfield estate

Tynings walk at Tyntesfield

This walk passes through ancient woodland where there are plenty of flowers to see, especially in the spring when the bluebells are out, and meanders into a hay field which is full of oxeye daisies in May and June.

Bluebell wood at the National Trust

Bluebells at Kingston Lacy

The Kingston Lacy estate is one of the most popular areas in the county to see bluebells each spring. Find out more about the best places to spot them when they are at their best from mid to late April.

Enjoy the colours of spring

Discover a carpet of purple

The bluebells are now blooming, discover them on your next trip to Fyne Court.

A view from the clifftops at Brean Down

Bluebell rambles and springtime discoveries

What to spot on your spring time ramble around Fyne Court and North Somerset.

A sea of bluebells under the trees in Hardy's Cottage orchard

Bluebells at Hardy's Cottage

The orchards of Hardy's Cottage are full of bluebells this year.

A boy running along a path in the garden at Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre in spring

As spring bursts into life, find out about all of the seasonal things to do at Coleton Fishacre.

Overbecks bluebells

Beautiful bluebells by the sea

Smell the scent of spring as you take a stroll in the garden.

a path surrounded by bluebells with a large pink flowering rhododendron in the foreground leads down through the garden at Glendurgan in Cornwall

Brilliant bluebells at Glendurgan

For more than 25 years the sloping sides of the valley garden at Glendurgan have been looked after to make them a home for a beautiful mix of wildflowers.

Bluebell woods at Godolphin

Godolphin, Cornwall

Godolphin is rich in archaeology and wildlife. The sixteenth-century garden is one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. The tranquil and mysterious woodland, where the years of mining have left an unnatural undulating landscape, is carpeted in bluebells throughout April and May.

bluebells on killerton estate in ashclyst forest near exeter devon

Four stunning bluebell woods at Killerton

With acres of woodland, the Killerton estate is a great place to see bluebells bring the woods to life. Here are 4 of the best spots.

Bluebells on the slopes above the river

Bluebells at Lydford Gorge

Steep wooded slopes provide a perfect home for bluebells to flourish and grow undisturbed.

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.

Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead Park Hill Camp walk

A short circular walk, with some steep ascents, taking in Park Hill Camp Iron Age hill fort and returning along Six Wells Valley.

Bluebells flowering in the garden at Coleton Fishacre

Bluebell spotting around Brownstone and Coleton Camp 

The sight of a sea of bluebells is one of the best things in late spring. Find out where the best places to see bluebells in flower usually are around Brownstone and Coleton Camp.