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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This summer, wonderful surprises await you behind each doorway through the Walled Garden at Greys Court. Discover some of the best spots to pause for thought and learn how our team maintain the experience, courtesy of Head Gardener, Adam Ford.
Laid out by Ralph Dutton in the 1930s and 40s, Hinton Ampner remains something of a hidden gem. Discover early summer scents, crisp hedges and beautiful pastel colours tucked away in this sleepy corner of Hampshire with our Head Gardener, John Wood.
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.
With formal lawn boarders, an orchard and a rose garden there's plenty to keep on in the garden at Hampstead's Fenton House. We grab a few moments with Gardener-in-Charge, Andrew Darragh to find out how he keeps on top of things in this vibrant north London garden.
It's no mean feat looking after Emmetts Garden - mixing conservation skills with practical experience to ensure the nineteenth century gardens are looking their best. We talked to head gardener Matthew Scott about his work and experience with the National Trust, and the challenges he faces.
You don’t have to travel far to find bluebells in spring. From Emmetts Garden in Kent where the hillside is swathed in blue, to the ancient woodlands of Hinton Ampner, these are some of our top spots for bluebells in London and the South East.