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Blossom at Dyffryn

Early blossom at Wallington, Northumberland
Blossom watch, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Spring blossom is an annual moment for connecting with the beauty and meaning of spring after the colder, darker, sleepier months of winter.

Dyffryn is home to so many kinds of blossom and in the spring the whole garden bursts with these blooms, making it a great place to celebrate the blossom season.

From 1 March - 31 May 2023 Dyffryn Gardens will be putting on a series events to mark the start of spring.

Blossom photography

21 April – 26 May 2023

We have designed a guide to taking photos at Dyffryn, highlighting the best places for photography at this time of year and giving you tips, hints and tricks to up your photography game. Our guide is suitable for all abilities, and you don’t even need a camera, a phone will work just as well.

(Don’t forget to share your photos with us using #BlossomWatch.)

Blossom photography – learn from the expert

25, 27, 30 April & 1 May

11am, 12pm & 2pm

If you really want to explore your photography potential, then come to our photography workshops.

Join our resident photographer, Glyn for a 20-minute expert talk covering all the essentials. He will point you towards the best blossom on of the day and stick around to help you practice and answer questions.

You don't need a camera to take part - phones are just as welcome. The talk will be tailored to the group's interests and abilities so you can make the most out of your phone or camera, whether you're a pro, keen amateur, or just want to take better photos with your phone.

Behind the scenes blossom tour

11-11:30am, 28 April 2023

Take a tour of the Heritage Orchard with our Arborist, Rory and see an area of Dyffryn that isn't normally open to the public.

In 2018 we planted a heritage orchard in one of our outlying fields, providing food for pollinators and ensuring rarer, Welsh varieties of apple and pear trees remain a part of our living natural and cultural heritage.

Take a tour of this orchard with Rory;, he’ll explain the specific heritage of the fruit tree species and the importance of these trees for our biodiversity work and our plans for the future of the orchard.

The tour lasts for 30 minutes with a chance to ask questions at the end, it’s a free event and no admission prices apply. (If you would like to go into the gardens after the tour, normal admission prices will then apply.)

We’re excited to be able to celebrate this season of hope and beauty with you at Dyffryn this year.

Blossom tree covered in small pink flowers in the Arboretum at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
Blossom tree in the Arboretum at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan | © National Trust
Herbaceous Border in summer, Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan

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