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.

Close up of holly blue butterfly on green leaf

Hampshire 

Spring sees Hampshire gardens and countryside full of colourful blooms and wildlife. Blowsy magnolia and cherry blossom unfurl at Hinton. Thousands of new bulbs have been planted at Mottisfont, from scented narcissi to ruby red tulips. In late spring, the woods adjoining our gardens are littered with native bluebells.

Spring at Sissinghurst

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.

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.

Daffodils at Ightham Mote

Kent 

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

Tulips on the terrace at Standen

West 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.

Front gardens of Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight in spring

Isle of Wight 

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.

A family exploring the grounds of Polesden Lacey, Surrey

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.