Spring flowers and seasonal garden events

Celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring at one of our many seasonal flower events. Find out more about the blooms at our places, help us plant snowdrops or learn more about how you can get the expert look in your own garden.

Little boy sitting in and smelling daffodils at Cotehele, Cornwall

Cotehele, Cornwall
March 19-20

Come and see the wonderful collection of daffodils grown on Cotehele Estate. For the first time this year we're going to experiment by making daffodil sculptures. There will also be a display of historic and new varieties of daffodils. Plus, there will be a guided tour of the daffodils in the garden.

Daffodils at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Coughton Court, Warwickshire,
April 15-16

The Daffodil Society National Show will be returning to Coughton Court for their National Show, with hundreds of exhibits, new varieties, and experts on hand to answer questions. See the rare Throckmorton daffodils in the award-winning family gardens.

Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
April 7 and 21

Have you ever wanted to learn to identify the wild flowers native to the British countryside? Join us on a guided wild flower walk hosted by an expert who will introduce you to the wide variety that flourish in the orchard, St Peter's Churchyard and the Terrace gardens.

Browsing plants for sale

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
April 22

Various specialist nurseries are attending our Plant and Garden Lovers’ Day. A wide variety of plants and other garden related items will be exhibited. From specialist plants, such as olive trees, herbs and grasses, to ornamental metal garden sculptures. The Felbrigg garden team will also have a stand selling plants that they have grown themselves. BBC Radio Norfolk will be on site and broadcasting their ‘Garden Party’ programme live at 2.00pm.

Bluebell woods at Godolphin

Godolphin, Cornwall
April 18-30

Godolphin is famous for its incredible displays of native bluebells. This year we're putting on a series of walks and talks to help you get the most out of them. There is also a family trail this year, and visitors can take part in bluebell-related craft activities. Or you can simply pick up a map showing you the best route to see the bluebells and make your own way around.

Campanula flower in the Hardwick estate

Hardwick, Derbyshire
March 9–April 1

Join our gardeners to explore the garden as it wakes up from winter slumbers. Discover the Stumpery, and see if you can identify the different species of trees, minus their leaves.


Killerton, Devon
April 4-5

Each year, with your help, our gardeners create a spectacular display of snowdrops in the chapel grounds. Bring a trowel, help plant snowdrops and create a lasting memory for someone special. Come back year-after-year to see them in bloom.

Yellow spring tulips at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire,
throughout April

By April our spring bedding will be in full colour. Join us to enjoy the parterre blue and orange colour theme, with tulips and polyanthus. Meanwhile, the Aviary will have a display of yellow and white pansies and the Avenue beds will be a mix of tulips and pink and blue polyanthus. The rest of the garden will be a riot of wallflowers, primroses and polyanthus.