Gardens to discover

At this time of year, the National Trust gardens in Devon come into their own. With blooms waiting to be discovered, here's some of the best places to find flowers near you.

The sunken rose garden at Castle Drogo

The garden at Castle Drogo

Enter the castle's gardens and feel as if you've been transported to a fascinating and beautiful new world.

bluebells thrive in areas of parkland restored by the National Trust

The 6 best places to see spring flowers at Killerton

Spring is just around the corner and we've chosen the six best places to the see signs of spring on your visit.

A la Ronde daffodils

Snowdrops and daffodils

As we move from winter to spring, fancy a walk around the grounds? With fantastic views over the Exe estuary along with our thousands of new flowering bulbs and plants for this season and for years to come. Delight in the variety of daffodils and snowdrops across the estate.

Knightshayes in flower with sun shining in spring

Signs of spring to spot at Knightshayes

It's that time of the year when the formal woodland garden begins to look even more beautiful than usual. If you're planning a visit soon, why not have a read of what you can look out for.

Bluebells Beckland Wood Brownsham

Wildflowers of North Devon

North Devon is a great place to spot wildflowers, especially in spring. Discover more about some of the flowers that grow here and how to identify them.

Bluebells and wild garlic in flower

Spring in the garden

A visit to Coleton Fishacre in spring isn't complete without exploring the garden, where bulbs and shrubs are blooming and the sea views provide a captivating backdrop.

Spring fun at Killerton

Spring flower trail

Follow the family-friendly trail and enjoy the best blooms this spring.

Bluebells flowering in the garden at Coleton Fishacre

Bluebell spotting around Brownstone and Coleton Camp 

The sight of a sea of bluebells is one of the best things in late spring. Find out where the best places to see bluebells in flower usually are around Brownstone and Coleton Camp.

Visitors in the distance walking through a camellia archway at Greenway

Greenway garden in spring

Spring starts early in this woodland garden. Camellias, rhododendron, spring bulbs and more bloom all over the woodland garden. Find out about the best places in the garden to see the spring colour and the spring flower walks which take place daily at 2pm.

knightshayes garden terrace in flower

Immerse yourself in a garden of colour 

One of the best times to visit us has finally arrived. From the carpet of wildflowers in the parkland, to the stunning flowers erupting in the woodland garden and the sprouting delicacies in the kitchen garden, there's heaps to see.

A blossoming tree outside the cottages on the Buckland Abbey estate

Step into spring at Buckland Abbey

A carpet of flowers, newborn lambs and walks in the countryside; where better to enjoy a day out than at Buckland Abbey?

The summerhouse, Finch Foundry, Devon

The peace and quiet of the cottage garden

A small and compact cottage garden - a perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Spring flowers on the cliff with views of the Salcombe Estuary, Devon.

Refresh yourselves with a Spring stroll

Breath in the freshness of a summer day as you take a stroll around the garden

The rill garden in flower at Coleton Fishacre

Exploring the garden in summer 

In the summer months the garden at Coleton Fishacre is filled with colour from the exotic planting thriving in this sheltered coastal valley. With pastel colours filling one border, hot reds and oranges another, the garden is full of contrast.

The house, seen from the garden at Greenway with bluebells in the foreground

Early summer in an English Garden 

Find out some of the plants in flower you may see and the wildlife you may spot when walking through Greenway's woodland garden in early summer.