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 or the aroma of magnolia on your next stroll around one of these gardens.

Girl walking past daffodils with blossom behind her

Anglesey Abbey 

In spring massed drifts of daffodils flourish throughout the gardens at Anglesey Abbey, while the Formal Garden will see a colourful display of tulips this year, as we restore the garden to one of its former glory days. And be sure not to miss the sea of tulipa, which carpet the beautiful Himalayan Silver Birch Grove.

Blickling blossom and daffodils in spring


The garden team have been busy planting over 100,000 daffodils, along with tulips and hyacinths in the double borders to create a sea of colour you won't want to miss.

Family enjoying time together

Felbrigg Hall 

With the arrival of spring, early flowering bulbs such as crocus, tulips, daffodils and alliums emerge. Apple blossom begins to flower and it won't be long before the azaleas and rhododendrons show their magnificent colour.

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. Historic daffodil displays, primroses 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 two-acre walled garden at Peckover and enjoy the beautiful displays and bold colours of daffodils and tulips? Look out too for the ginkgo and tulip trees in flower.

Two people admiring the rhododendrons in bloom at Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park 

With the arrival of spring we see early rhododendrons in flower. Enjoy the colour and scent that comes with primroses, camellias, magnolias, cherry blossom, cowslips and bluebells as the season progresses.

Colour Spring parterre filled with yellow and red tulips


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 colourful tulips that make a vibrant sight.

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