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 flowers

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 to discover and cuckoo flowers delicately speckle the banks of the top lake.

Wild garlic carpets the ground, and fills the air with its delicate scent. The pretty white flowers burst open and dance around in the breeze.  

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

Dams project

As the dams project continues, views over the recently filled lower lake from the west path gives glimpses into our largest restoration project yet as it nears completion this season. Summer and autumn will be busy with reinstatement work across the garden.


The Tea Shed

The Tea Shed is now open weekends and on selected days in the school holidays from 10.30am to 3.30pm, serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes, bakes and ice creams.

Opening times

From late February through until October, Prior Park is open daily from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.