Stroll through spring gardens near you

From beds of colourful tulips to delicate blossom, gardens across the country are finally waking up after the winter sleep. Why not find a spring garden to visit near you or join in with gardening events? We've also got some top seasonal tips from our gardeners, to help you look after your blooms at home.

A group of women exploring a spring garden. Three are walking, one is using a motorised wheelchair.

Gardens are often one of the first places to show the changing of the seasons, and spring is no exception. Frost may still rime the windows in early March, but outside you’ll find tender green shoots breaking through the earth, and leaves beginning to unfurl on the trees. Before long they’re in full bloom, creating pockets of colour and fragrance that never fail to lift the spirits.

We've rounded up some of the best gardens to visit at this time of year, so you can take a stroll to savour the sights of the season. Don't forget to read up on our gardeners’ top tips for spring too – just in case your visit inspires you to do some digging and planting at home.

Find spring gardens near you

Girl walking past daffodils with blossom behind her

Spring gardens in the East of England 

Nothing says spring like seeing the first flower buds unfurl and green leaves returning to the trees. You’ll find plenty of places to witness nature waking up across the East of England, from drifts of daffodils at Anglesey Abbey to Sheringham Park’s collection of colourful rhododendrons. If in doubt just follow your nose, and it won’t be long before you catch the heady scent of hyacinths or magnolia.

Spring blooms to look out for

A couple speaking to a gardener during an 'Ask the Gardener' event at Mottisfont

Spring flowers and garden events 

Have you got green fingers? Why not celebrate the end of winter at one of our seasonal events for garden lovers. Visit a flower show to see magnificent displays of blooms, get your hands dirty helping our gardeners to plant seeds and flowers, or hear talks from experts on how to care for your own beds and borders.

Top tips for gardening in the spring

Need an excuse to spend more time outside? Our gardeners have come up with five key gardening tips for spring, to help you getting your own patch of green looking its best.