Things to enjoy in spring at Prior Park

Spring is one of our favourite times in the garden. There are lots of fresh green leaves and the smell of wild garlic fills the air.

Spring is a time of change in the garden. The snowdrops give way to swathes of daffodils across the Summerhouse Glade, there are patches of primroses along the paths and cuckoo flowers delicately speckle the banks of the lakes.

Wild garlic carpets the ground, and fills the air with its delicate scent. The pretty white flowers burst open, and foragers flock to collect the best leaves for the kitchen.

The heron can be spotted more frequently as he goes on the hunt for fish, and the resident kingfishers are seen as a bolt of blue above the lakes.

There is always wildlife to spot around the garden
Kingfisher with her catch
There is always wildlife to spot around the garden

Take your visit at your own pace. A quiet mid week wander, a guided walk to learn more about the garden and the upcoming dams project, or a weekend family visit with plenty of exploring, den building and ice creams, or hot chocolates, depending on the weather.