Devon 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 spring flowers near you.

Kokedama forest

Daffodils and snowdrops

As spring approaches, it is a wonderful time to explore A la Ronde. While there are no leaves on the trees the estuary sea views are fantastic, and throughout the grounds spring flowering bulbs and shrubs are starting to provide pockets of colour. During February, will be featuring a brand new temporary exhibition of 1,000 snowdrops hanging from the trees in the orchard.

Spring colours along a path

Spring in the Castle Drogo garden 

From March the garden is full of vibrant colours from rhododendrons, tulips, magnolias and azaleas.

Magnolia Campbellii 'Overbeck's' puts on an amazing display in February at Overbecks in Salcombe, South Devon

Magnificent Magnolias

Show-stopper, Magnolia campbellii ‘Overbeck’s, displays her pink ‘blousy’ blooms for all to see.

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.

Primroses flowering at Kellys Cove in South Devon

Spring in the English Riviera countryside 

Spring is a great time to go wildlife spotting: find out what you can see and where around Brownstone and Coleton Camp.

Snowdrops in the garden

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.

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.

Spring colours along a path

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.

A grandparent and child walking in the Spring garden at Knightshayes

Making the most of Spring at Knightshayes

The garden is bursting back into life, the birds are tweeting and there's plenty to spot, spaces to blow the cobwebs in and fun to be had. Find out ways to make the most of Spring.

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.

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.