Places to see blossom in the South West

Cherry, apple and plum blossom was a welcome sight this spring across the South West. Here are some of the highlights from spring 2021, and don't forget to check back here nearer the time to see how the blossom is shaping up for 2022.

As well as providing us with beautiful spaces to relax and delicious food and drink to enjoy, traditional orchards and gardens with flowering fruit trees are home to many birds, bees, butterflies and insects. When blossom reappears and brightens up our spring, we are reminded that in an ever-changing world, nature will always be a source of comfort for many of us.

City blossom, Cheltenham

Blossom watch 

Take time to admire spring blossom, whether this be from your window, down the street on your daily exercise or in your garden if you’re lucky enough to have it grow there. You can also learn more about how these floral wonders support wildlife.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses are also open to visit. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays.

Blossom in Cornwall

Blossom in Dorset and Devon

Blossom in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Blossom in Wiltshire

Apples and press in Trelissick orchard

Orchards in the South West 

Throughout the South West there are traditional orchards cared for by the National Trust. Find out where you can get your apple fix and how important orchards are for nature.