Spring gardens at The Weir

Daffodils alongside the river

Come spring, the garden is fresh and fragrant, bringing welcome splashes of colour after a long winter.

Early spring sees the beginning of hundreds of daffodils appear upon the banks of the riverside garden. Different varieties are planted meaning we have daffodils in bloom throughout the whole of spring as they all flower at different times. During mid to late spring bluebells begin to appear, the contrast between the two makes a lovely backdrop. 

Throughout April and may more and more wildflowers spray throughout the garden. Daisies, cow parsley, campions and anemones bloom in their hundreds in the garden. The humming of bees and the aroma of wild garlic only enhances the beauty of the garden, appealing to all the senses as you wander around the winding pathways.

Spot and smell wild garlic in the garden in spring
A close up of wild garlic
Spot and smell wild garlic in the garden in spring

Butterflies also reappear from hibernation from around March onwards, pick up a spotting sheet from Visitor Reception and see how many different varieties you can spot. The clumps of wildflowers and meadow grass make the garden a great spot for butterfly watching. 

The unusual snake's head fritillary flower
A close up of a snakes head flower
The unusual snake's head fritillary flower

Waterfowl bob lazily on the river, find a quiet spot with your loved ones and watch on as the water meanders around the bend and away. As spring progresses we will begin to see the reappearance of sand martins along the Wye, back from their long, arduous migration they will recoup here and begin to think about finding a mate to nest with. Song birds in the garden fill the air with melodies, it's so easy to lose an hour or two here. 

Spring flowers grow everywhere in the woodland garden
Spring flowers on the edge of the river
Spring flowers grow everywhere in the woodland garden

There's nothing more inviting than the spring garden, why not join us for a fresh springtime wander soon at The Weir Garden?