Springtime at Lyveden, Northamptonshire
Put a 'spring' in your step with a walk around the grounds at Lyveden this springtime. What will you find as Lyveden 'wakes up' from winter?
Here's a quick guide to help you know what to look for in the grounds as Lyveden comes alive with an array of spring colour.
To experience the gardens as Sir Thomas intended, why not start your walk in the orchard and work your way up to the garden lodge, exploring the garden features on your way.
The spiral mounds and the raised terrace offer a great view of the surrounding Northamptonshire countryside.
Joys of spring
Our historic orchard bursts with the white and pink blossoms of a variety of fruit trees. Be sure to come back in autumn to see whether it's been a fruitful harvest!
In early spring, the raised terrace and moat banks will come to life with a carpet of yellow primroses and cowslips.
The woodland floor comes alive with wildflowers such as violets, primroses, Lady's smock and cowslips.
Over the last couple of winters, our outdoor team have been busy planting spring-flowering bulbs in the woodlands and around our oak tree. Be on the lookout for bluebells in the woods and crocuses and daffodils under the oak tree as the bulbs settle.