Spring in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

Our gardens and woodlands are a riot of colour as flowers such as bluebells, wisteria, rhododendrons and lilac bloom. Our parklands provide the perfect surroundings for walks, picnics and games.

Wisteria in the gardens at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Early summer flowers at Calke 

Spend a little time reconnecting with nature this spring. Here are some areas you can find spring blooms around the estate.

Family walking through woodland

Planning your visit  

Wild garlic carpets some parts of Ilam Park in the spring and summer months, providing a striking fragrance to the woodland walks.

Stoneywell garden in spring

Springtime at Stoneywell 

Gardener Joe shares his favourite things about Stoneywell in the spring.

kedleston's bluebells

Spring at Kedleston

Embrace the spring landscape and explore parts of Kedleston you've never seen before. Walk among the bluebells, watch the birds and enjoy the great outdoors.

bluebells with the hall in the background

Spring gardens at Sudbury Hall 

We can't wait for all the flowers our garden team planted back in autumn to burst into action.