Spring gardens in the South East

Leaves are unfurling and buds are bursting into colour in our gardens across London and the South East. From the dramatic parterre at Hughenden and the sweeping landscapes of Stowe to the walled garden and 300 year-old orchard at Fenton House and Garden and Mottisfont’s gardens dotted with jewel-like cyclamens and tulips - the region is bursting into spring.

A butterfly nestles on meadow flowers

Hampshire 

Late spring sees Hampshire awash with colour. The Vyne's orchard is filled with apple blossom and Tulips and narcissi litter Hinton Ampner's walled garden.

Smallhythe Place wild flowers

East Sussex 

Spring is brightening up our gardens and woodlands around East Sussex. Don’t miss the carpets of bluebells at Bateman's, iconic daffodils at Smallhythe Place or Sissinghurst Castle Garden’s cottage garden ablaze with spring flowers.

Daffodils and scillas in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire 

Buds are bursting into colour in Buckinghamshire. There's the dramatic parterre at Hughenden, the sweeping landscapes of Stowe or the bright colours of Waddesdon to enjoy.

Daffodils alongside the Parterre at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.

Berkshire 

Leaves are unfurling in our Berkshire gardens. 22,000 bedding plants adorn the banks of Cliveden's parterre and at Basildon Park, the expansive lawn in front of the house is bright with yellow daffodils.

The manor in Spring at Hughenden, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Thames and Chilterns 

From patchwork bulb beds at Greys Court to the spectacular parterre at Cliveden, our gardens are bursting with colour this spring.

Nuffield Place house with spring flowers blooming in front of it

Oxfordshire 

Marvel at the striking colourblock bulbs at Greys Court, the intimate garden of Nuffield Place and the sweeping landscapes of Stowe with pockets of crocus and daffodils to enjoy.

The garden at Red House, Bexleyheath

London 

Welcome in spring at our London gardens, orchards and parks. Seek out spring bulbs and blossom at Red House, heritage tulips at Ham House and Garden and carpets of bluebells at Osterley Park and House.

Families exploring the spring flowers in the walled garden

Kent 

From early spring, our places are awash with swathes of daffodils, carpets of bluebells and pretty borders in the garden at places like Emmetts Garden and Scotney Castle.

Tulips bordering the house at Standen

Sussex 

Shake off those winter blues and lift your spirits in a fresh spring garden or the wild countryside. From the rich colours of the tulips at Standen to the cool ancient woodland of the Slindon Estate.

Daffodils in the woods at Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight

Surrey 

Mottistone Gardens on the Isle of Wight may be best known for its beautiful formal borders, but in spring, just as in nature, it’s the wilder areas of the gardens that really come to life. The warmer weather and sheltered location mean that across the gardens, bright and colourful petals unfurl. And with each new month, something different starts to bloom.

Family walking through daffodils at Hatchlands Park

Surrey 

We've selected some of the very best places for you to enjoy the delights of spring including the Surrey Hills, Polesden Lacey and Winkworth Arboretum.

Meet our gardeners

Dill flower head and sweet pea 'Cupani' in the Kitchen Garden at Ham House

Rosie Fyles at Ham House 

Discover a few of the best spots to stop and take a breath in the summer sunshine at Ham House, courtesy of Head Gardener, Rosie Fyles. Follow her and her team on their project to recreate the grandest of salads, inspired by their extraordinary Kitchen Garden.