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Explore the garden at Shugborough

Girl exploring pear blossom at Shugborough Estate
Girl exploring Pear Blossom in the walled garden | © 1748002

Take a stroll around the gardens at Shugborough once a centre of innovation, the walled garden, formal gardens and arboretum are filled with seasonal highlights, here's a few top tips on what to look out for.

Celebrate Blossom at Shugborough Estate

Blossom at Shugborough starts to appear in the spring from late February onwards. The first blossom is usually on the pear tree in the walled garden, whilst the Lady Walk is bursting with blossom throughout the spring.

When visiting Shugborough, the best place to see blossom is in the Lady Walk where you'll see almost 100 trees, planted in 2022 as part of the the 'Queen's green canopy' project.

This year, we are celebrating blossom with Blossom Week from 20 April- 28 April, where you'll find blossom inspired poetry displayed around the estate.

Find out more about how we are celebrating Blossom here at Shugborough Estate.

Visit the Gardens

Children in the walled garden at Shugborough Estate
Children in the walled garden at Shugborough Estate | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Walled Garden

Soak up the scents, sights and sounds of Shugborough's historic Walled Garden. This spring, the walled garden is bursting to life with colour, enjoy daffodils, rhubarb and the first signs of blossom as we prepare for the fruitfulness of summer. Originally built in 1805 Shugborough's Walled Garden was a centre of excellence, championing innovation and new technologies. Today we continue this legacy through innovative planting designs of seasonal vegetables and flower borders. From plot to plate, you can enjoy a taste of Shugborough at home, by picking up some fresh produce from our produce stand in the walled garden and plant centre.

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Take nothing but pictures

During your visit, please don’t take any foliage home with you. Support us in our efforts to keep our countryside secure from the spread of serious plant diseases. Because of this, we ask you to take nothing but photos and memories. Please share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Visitors walking towards the house at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire.

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