Spring gardens and countryside to visit in Surrey

Our garden and countryside teams have been preparing the ground for the moment when nature awakens. Resolute bulbs have thrust shoots into the light and are erupting into a bold, bright cheer for spring.

Come and see them. It’s a glorious thank you for your support, which allows us to maintain field edges for wildlife and woodlands for walkers and nature habitat.

Make the most of the season in the beautiful countryside. Come and spot daffodills and magnolias, followed by tulips, blossom, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons in Surrey.

A family enjoying the outdoors in autumn or winter

Visiting information for this winter 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

Pink and white tulips in bloom at Polesden Lacey.

Polesden Lacey 

This seasonal guide shows the best places to catch daffodils, tulips, blossom and bluebells in our gardens at Polesden Lacey and the wider estate.

Camellia at Claremont

Claremont Landscape Garden 

Visit Claremont between January and April and you'll come across delicate camellias in bloom, creating a bright display of colour. These blossoming plants are a welcome burst of life while the rest of the garden is still preparing for spring.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum 

Winkworth really comes to life in spring, with the magnolia blooms joined by cherry blossom and drifts of bluebells. The azalea walk is a mass of colour at the end of April, lining the path to the boathouse which overlooks the lake.

Family walking through daffodils at Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park 

Shrug off the haze of winter and embrace the changing seasons with a springtime wander through our park. Discover all of our seasonal highlights from early spring daffodils to spectacular bluebells closing the show in April and May.

Bluebells

Surrey Hills

There are seven little-known bluebell sites across the Surrey Hills. Come for a walk at discover the bluebells at Harewoods, Limpsfield Common, Leith Hill, Gatton Park and more.

Azaleas at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum - Azalea Steps 

The Azalea Steps tend to look at their best during mid May. During this time, the azaleas planted beside the steps provide a cascading effect of vivid blooms running down to the lake. 

Rhododendron and Azalea in Rhododendron Wood Leith Hill

Leith Hill 

Spring time shades and heavenly scents. The Rhododendron Wood, with its bold and blowsy springtime display, forms part of the larger Leith Hill estate which is looked after by our rangers and volunteers. See the flowers from late April to early May.