Spring colour at The Vyne

Bunches of daffodils on sale for a suggested donation outside the walled garden.

Catch the best of this year’s spring colour in the gardens with this handy overview. From golden daffodils, to fluttering blossoms, bold Crown Imperials to bright pink peonies, repeat visits will reveal an evolving landscape of blooms.

Later in the season, you can indulge the eye with a palette of blues and purples with Alliums, wisteria and Camassias in the gardens, while a stroll out to Morgaston Woods from mid-April to May will find you surrounded by carpets of bluebells.

The below is a rough indicator of when flowers bloom and this will vary depending on the weather.


February-March
Look out for a variety of daffodils bobbing in the walled garden, summerhouse garden and wild garden. In the summerhouse garden, these bright yellow blooms will contrast with deep maroon hellebores.

Daffodils
Daffodils
Daffodils


Although considered a winter flower, in March, small, bright yellow Winter Aconites can still be seen by the path and under trees in the wild garden.

Winter flowering aconites (Ranunculaceae Eranthis)
Croome winter flowering aconites
Winter flowering aconites (Ranunculaceae Eranthis)


Flowering between February and early April, Butterbur Petasites will dot the wild garden with clusters of intricate white flowers and heart shaped leaves.


March-April
In the orchard, plum, pear and apple blossoms will come into their own, dusting the lawn with delicate pink and white petals.

Pink blossom blooms at The Vyne.
Pink blossom blooms at The Vyne.
Pink blossom blooms at The Vyne.


In the summerhouse garden, the distinctive flowerheads of Crown Imperials will burst from the central flowerbeds in shades of orange and yellow.

With their distinctive blooms, crown imperials are set to make a bold statement in the summerhouse garden.
With their distinctive blooms, crown imperials are set to make a bold statement in the summerhouse garden.
With their distinctive blooms, crown imperials are set to make a bold statement in the summerhouse garden.


From mid-April to May, visitors can explore Morgaston Woods to enjoy carpets of bluebells. 

Bluebells flourish in Morgaston Woods.

Bluebells at The Vyne

From mid-April, you can lose yourself amongst these enchanting blooms and become a part of their survival story. Deep in Morgaston Woods, a network of paths weave through the swathes of hazy blue that carpet the woodland floor.


May
In the wild garden, you can enjoy the sight of pink cherry blossom fluttering in the breeze overhead.

In late spring look out for cherry blossom in the wild garden
White cherry blossom trees in long grass on either side of gravel track
In late spring look out for cherry blossom in the wild garden

Keep an eye out for Camassias unfurling their pastel-blue star-shaped flowers in the long grass.

Camassias in bloom in The Vyne's gardens.
Camassias in bloom in The Vyne's gardens.
Camassias in bloom in The Vyne's gardens.


In the west garden, bright pink peonies will add a ruffle of colour to the herbaceous border.


May-June
In the sunken garden, a free-standing wisteria will provide a blueish-purple focal point complimented by a border of purple alliums with their globe-shaped blooms.

Wisteria blooms in the sunken garden in May and June.
Wisteria blooms in the sunken garden in May and June.
Wisteria blooms in the sunken garden in May and June.

You’ll also find purple alliums in the border of the summerhouse garden and inside the fenced ‘herb garden’ located in the walled garden.

Look out for the globe-shaped flower heads of Alliums in June.
Look out for the globe-shaped flower heads of Alliums in June.
Look out for the globe-shaped flower heads of Alliums in June.

From May onwards, you might also spot a wild iris known as Yellow Flag unfurling its distinctive flowers on the banks of the lake.

Yellow flag iris
Yellow flag iris
Yellow flag iris