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.

Lady bending down to take a photograph of the tulipa at Anglesey Abbey

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

Blickling 

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. Then as spring progresses, magnolias bloom in the West Garden and we'll see a carpet of bluebells emerge in the Great Wood.

Cows in amongst the daffodils in front of Felbrigg Hall

Felbrigg Hall 

With the arrival of spring, early flowering bulbs such as crocus, tulips, daffodils and then alliums begin to emerge and the apple blossom bursts to life at Felbrigg. 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

Ickworth 

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 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, magnolias, cherry blossom, cowslips and bluebells as the season progresses.

Colour Spring parterre filled with yellow and red tulips

Wimpole 

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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