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Virtual highlights: spring flowers at Polesden Lacey
There’s no better symbol for spring than the sunny yellow daffodil. Every autumn our gardeners plant thousands of bulbs and, come spring, the daffodils bloom in swathes of yellow, cream and orange.
There are pockets of bluebells in the gardens at Polesden Lacey, but the loveliest displays are on the estate. In woodland glens, carpets of bluebells sway gently, as birds sing overhead.
The garden team redesigned and replanted the Spring Borders in 2015, with trees like the Manchurian cherry tree, shrubs like winged spindle and euphorbias. The borders look their best from February.
In May the beds in the Iris Garden, planted with a selection of historic iris varieties, explode; blooming en masse to create a vibrant carpet of colour.
Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Polesden Lacey on the National Trust Collections website