Spring gardens in Hampshire

Our Hampshire gardens are awash with spring flowers. At Mottisfont the walled rose garden is brimming with pretty pink and purple bedding plants. Tulips will soon be bursting into bloom at Hinton Ampner, from yellows and reds to stripy pink and white combinations. At The Vyne cherry blossom is unfurling in soft creams and pinks. In late spring, the woodlands beyond these gardens are carpeted in bluebells.

White spring blossom on a tree next to the house


In April, thousands of lilac-blue chionodoxa flowers carpet the lime avenue. A little later, tulips in shades of ivory, pink and deep purple will bloom in the parterre and rose garden. The walled garden is full of pink and purple bedding plants, and in nearby Great Copse wood you'll discover carpets of bluebells in early May.

In May you'll find shows of frothy cherry blossom at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner 

In late spring thousands of tulips burst into bloom. Look out for pink and white Holland chic in the Yew Garden and a mix of yellows and deep reds by the walled garden. Irises and lupins fill the south border, and the cut flower border shows off blue delphiniums and pink alstroemeria. There’s creamy-white and pink cherry blossom too, and in the woods, drifts of bluebells.

Orchard with fruit trees, mown path through wildflowers and brick summerhouse in background

The Vyne 

The Vyne’s pretty heritage fruit orchard gradually fills with wildflowers and blossom. In the summerhouse garden large herbaceous borders display a bright mix of colours, from spikes of exotic black Persian lilies, to vivid orange and yellow imperial crowns. A little later, the woods just beyond the gardens are awash with scented bluebells.