Mount Stewart in Bloom

Spring is truly a magical time at Mount Stewart, bows everywhere are heavy with beautiful blossoms from magnificent Magnolias to cheering flowering Cherry trees and that's before we even get to the rainbow of colour the Rhododendron's are throwing out there. Everywhere you go there is blossom but for a real show take a leisurely walk round the lake and take a moment to admire the display!

We're starting a new tradition that emulates Hanami. Hanami is the ancient Japanese tradition of viewing and celebrating blossom as the first sign of Spring – and we love it.

Cherry Blossom framing Mount Stewart Mansion House
Cherry Blossom framing Mount Stewart Mansion House
Cherry Blossom framing Mount Stewart Mansion House

Blossom has brightened the world around us. From the fairy thorn on our country lanes to the candyfloss-coloured cherry blossom in our parks, blossom connects us to our ancestors and has the power to lift our spirits. 

Radiant Rhododendron's on the Lake Walk
Radiant Rhododendron's on the Lake Walk
Radiant Rhododendron's on the Lake Walk

Take a wander in the Italian and Sunk garden where the Camelia and Rhododendrons are in full bloom.

Camelia in the Italian Garden
Camelia in the Italian Garden
Camelia in the Italian Garden

You don't have to walk far to spot the magificent Magnolia Campbellii on the North Lawn and around the Lake Walk. 

Magnolia in Blossom on North Lawn
Magnolia in Blossom on North Lawn
Magnolia in Blossom on North Lawn