Spring Time In The Garden At Quebec House

Our small but intimate garden is a source of pride to the gardeners who look after it. A lot of colour is packed into the compact borders, creating wonderful sights and delicious smells for our visitors to enjoy.

This spring and early summer there will be plenty of bulbs to see around the garden. The iconic tulip will be in abundance; look out for these in front of the house entrace.

Other colourful blooms popping up are the classic daffodil, seasonal primrose and dainty barrenwort.

What to See:

Early Spring

Visit us in early spring as the garden begins to re-awaken, with an array of colours bringing new life to Quebec House.

Early signs of the new tulip border at Quebec House in spring
Early signs of the new tulip border at Quebec House, yet to come out into bloom
Early signs of the new tulip border at Quebec House in spring

The tulips planted in our brand new borders right out the front of the house are soon in full bloom, bringing a spectacle of red flowers to your visit. 

Make certain to check out the blossom trees on the lawn at the back of the house as they come into season too.

Late Spring

As the months pass through spring, the gardens change rapidly with reds, blues, yellows all scattered around the outside of the House. The allium begin to emerge as well as the very beautiful Aquilegia - otherwise known as Granny's Bonnet!

Out the front of the house, see if you can spot the wisteria creeping up one of the corners of the building and the wild garlic plants bring that lovely spring smell.

Aquilegia (Granny's Bonnet) in spring
Aquilegia (Granny's Bonnet) in the spring gardens at Quebec House
Aquilegia (Granny's Bonnet) in spring

Our Work:

The gardeners are kept busy

At this time of year, the gardeners will be working on our spring lawn care, scarifying, feeding and reseeding. Pruning the young rose border, mulching the flower beds ready for June flowering.

Following the centenary of the property being entrusted into the care of the National Trust last year there were some changes made to the garden. We're working through the borders to refresh them with new stock to reflect the style and vegetation of an 18th century garden. 

A Sneak Peak

One of the areas our gardeners are working on is the creation of a brand new herb border alongside the Coach House, planted with all sorts of different herbs from Lavender to Lungwort. 

The very start of our new herb border!
Early Lavender grown in a herb border at Quebec House
The very start of our new herb border!

This is still in its early stages of developement but the herbs are now in and growing well in the spring air for you to see on a visit.

Keep checking back in to see them grow!

Westerham to Chartwell trail marker
Walking trail

Westerham to Chartwell Walk 

After visiting Quebec House why not continue delving into history by walking over to Chartwell, family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Follow our step-by-step guide from the green in Westerham across fields and through woodland and end up on the doorstep of one of our greatest Prime Ministers.