Wild about garlic

The smell from the wild garlic is very distinctive

There's an extra reason to put on your walking boots and get out for a walk this spring.

In March you can see the woodland floor slowly becoming carpeted with the vivid green leaves of wild garlic.

Flowers

You can see the plant at its fragrant best flowering between April and July. It produces beautiful white flowers which stand tall above the bright green leaves.

White flowers from the wild garlic carpet the woodland floor
White flowers from the wild garlic carpet the woodland floor
White flowers from the wild garlic carpet the woodland floor

Recognise the smell?

With its distinctive aroma, it's no surprise to find out that wild garlic is a member of the allium family. They are also commonly known as ramsons.

Nice to eat

Although the plant is delicious to eat, please don't be tempted to pick any during your visit. They're best left for others to enjoy. Instead, we suggest taking a wander around your nearest farmer's market. You'll almost certainly be able to buy a bunch or two.

Where next?

Masses of wild garlic also grow happily at Newark Park, near Wotton-under-Edge. It's not far away so why not make the most of your day and pop in?