Spring gardens in the East of England

Nothing signifies spring more than seeing bright new flowers emerging from hidden bulbs. In the East of England, we’re lucky to have so many places that showcase the very best of springtime blooms. Don't miss the heady scent of hyacinths at Anglesey Abbey or the aroma of magnolias at Blickling.

Peeking through the hedge into the hyacinth garden

Anglesey Abbey 

In spring massed drifts of daffodils flourish throughout the gardens at Anglesey Abbey, while the heady scent of over 4000 blue and white hyacinths fills the air in the Formal Garden. And be sure not to miss the 'sea of tulips', which carpet the beautiful Himalayan Silver Birch Grove.

A couple walking through the bluebells


The garden team have been busy planting over 100,000 daffodils, 10,000 tulips, 2,000 hyacinths and 400 hellebores, which will create a sea of colour you won’t want to miss during springtime. Then as spring progresses, magnolias bloom in the West Garden and we see a carpet of bluebells emerge in the Great Wood.

A child taking a close look at the spring blossom

Felbrigg Hall 

With spring the apple blossom bursts to life in Felbrigg’s orchard and Walled Garden. The azaleas and rhododendrons in the West Garden show their magnificent colours, whilst out on the Estate fresh green leaves emerge on the trees and wild primroses and bluebells add more interest.

Spring flowers in bloom in front of Ickworth's rotunda


Part of Ickworth’s Italianate Garden is dedicated to spring, with seasonal blooms that burst into life in the early months of the year. Daffodils and magnolias bring colour and a touch of informality as you stroll through the gardens, the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon of spring sunshine.

Peckover House with tulips in the foreground

Peckover House 

Why not take the time to wander around the tranquil gardens at Peckover during the spring and enjoy the beautiful displays and bolder colours of daffodils and tulips? The spacious lawn is also shaded by specimen trees, look out for the ginkgo and tulip tree. 

Two people admiring the rhododendrons in bloom at Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park 

With the arrival of spring we see early rhododendrons in flower at Sheringham Park, along with our pierises that are believed to be among the largest in the country. Enjoy the colour and scent that comes with primroses, camellias and bluebells as the season progresses.

Flowering apple tree in the Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire.


Visit Wimpole’s Pleasure Grounds to see drifts of bright yellow daffodils that really lift the spirits and delicate fritillaries standing alongside them. The parterre also comes into its own in the spring, with a display of red and yellow tulips that make a vibrant and colourful sight.

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