Spring in the garden at Uppark
As the winter chill begins to fade away and the days grow longer, the welcome arrival of spring gives visitors plenty to look forward to at Uppark. Our garden and woodland is bursting with life from the spring bulbs in the garden to the local hares which can sometimes be seen first thing in the morning hopping around the South Meadow.
Spring sees the return of some of the nation’s favourite delicate flowers including Cowslips, Siberian Squall and Snowdrops. Many of these can be seen as you walk from Visitor Reception to the Golden Gate and give a great welcome to everyone visiting us.
As the weather warms, the trees begin to spring to life. Not to be missed this time of year is the handkerchief tree, so named because the ‘bracts’ protecting the flowers look like white handkerchiefs.
In the formal gardens you will also come across the Tulip tree, who’s leaves resemble tulip flowers. This is one to watch throughout the year as its vivid green leaves turn through yellow to bright orange in the Autumn.
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The South Meadow is perfect for a short stroll to take in the landscape of the surrounding South Downs National Park. While you’re there, keep your eyes peeled for yellow rattle flowers and if you’re lucky, a hare might just cross your path.
Flowering in April, over 2000 highly scented Daffodil ‘Actaea’ have been planted along the grass bank near Visitor Reception. Daffodil ‘Ice Follies’ can also be found near the entrance to the garden.
Thanks to your support, our garden team were able to plant 8,000 spring bulbs throughout the Autumn so that we could enjoy beautiful spring colour this year. Your continued support will enable our teams to care for the garden and house for everyone to enjoy.