Wonderful Places To See Bluebells in Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex

Wonderful Places to see bluebells in Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex

Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4AD.  National Trust.
Winkworth Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit.  The arboretum is set into the hillside; it’s a steep, but tranquil setting which features a lake and wetland area.  There are carpets of bluebells throughout the arboretum, as well as Azaleas, Magnolias and Rhododendrons among the collections of trees and plants.  Winkworth Arboretum is an ideal place for days out and picnics.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here, together with details of the facilities at Winkworth.

On the first Wednesday of every month, Winkworth Arboretum, offer a free seasonal, guided walk to ensure visitors have the opportunity to see the best areas of the arboretum and see what’s in flower or looking good each month.  The walks start at 2pm from January till March, and at 2.30pm from April till October, normal admission rates apply.  For more details, please see their website.

Runnymede, Windsor Road, Surrey SL4 2JL.  National Trust.
Runnymede is the location where King John sealed the Magna Carta, 800 years ago, on 15th June 1215.  Take in the carpets of bluebells, but make sure you take time to visit the Ankerwycke yew, the National Trust’s oldest tree, which is estimated to be 2,500 years old.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here, together with details of the facilities offered at Runnymede.

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB.
Enjoy the beautiful carpets of bluebells in the woodland at Kew Gardens.  Part of the bluebell woods in the grounds of Queen Charlotte’s Cottage are over 300 years old; this area of the gardens is just spectacular in May.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Little Wix Wood at Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT. National Trust.
Little Wix Wood is a super place to visit at bluebell time, here’s a link to a step-by-step route of a walk through the wood.
Information for disabled visitors to Hatchlands Park can be found here.

Chinthurst Hill, Wonersh Common Road (B2128), Guildford Surrey GU5 0PR.  Surrey Wildlife Trust
Enjoy the bluebell displays at Chinthurst Hill and look out for roe deer and other wildlife. The hill is very steep in places, but there are several wheelchair friendly kissing gates.

Cucknell’s Wood, South East of Shamley Green, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0ST.  Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Cucknell’s Wood is a great place to see bluebells and other spring flowers.

Farnham Heath, Reeds Road, Near Tilford, Farnham, Surrey.  RSPB Reserve.
Farnham Heath is a nature reserve next to the Rural Life Centre between Frensham and Tilford, Farnham is the nearest town.  Enjoy spotting a variety of birds among the carpets of bluebells.
For information on accessibility and information for disabled visitors, please click here.

Ramster Hall, Chiddingfold, Guildford, Surrey GU8 4SN.
Ramster gardens extend to over 20 acres of woodland, with mature Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias, Camellias and carpets of bluebells.  This is a colourful garden that’s filled with interest in May.  There are rare and unusual trees and shrubs to be found at Ramster, as well as a pretty woodland walk, with a lake and bog garden.  Wild orchids, meadow grasses and wild flowers flourish in this serene and peaceful garden.
Information for disabled visitors to Ramster Hall can be found here.

The Sculpture Park, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2LH.
The Sculpture Park is set in 10 acres of grounds and features woodland, lakes, ponds and meadows.  There are displays of bluebells, daffodils, hyacinths and wild flowers, as well as 600 sculptures and art installations.
Information for disabled visitors to The Sculpture Park can be found here.

Hampshire

Micheldever Wood, Northington Lane, Near Winchester, Hampshire.  Forestry Commission
A beech woodland with a spectacular bluebell display each springtime.  You might be lucky enough to spot roe and fallow deer in the woods.

Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1AZ.
Enjoy the vast collections of Rhododendrons collected by Lionel de Rothschild, which look at their best in May at Exbury Gardens.  Visitors can enjoy the sight of thousands of bluebells growing along the woodland walks and hedgerows.  There are also Camellias and Magnolias, and not forgetting Exbury’s famous Daffodil Meadow, which early visitors to the gardens can enjoy.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here
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Sussex

Nymans, Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB.  National Trust. The garden and woods at Nymans are the perfect spot for enjoying the bluebells and a picnic.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Mens Ancient Woodland, A272, Billinghurst, West Sussex, RH14 0HR.  Sussex Wildlife Trust.
This ancient beech and oak woodland covers 160 hectares and is a great place to see bluebells.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

The Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail, Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6SH. 
The Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail is open from 2nd April 2016 until 8th May 2016. If you’re in any doubt as to whether the bluebells are in flower in Arlington, this website is updated every Friday to let you know, so you can plan your visit!  This is a great place for children and families; visit the farm animals and enjoy the bluebell walks.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Selwyns Wood, Heathfield, Sussex TN21 OQN.  Sussex Wildlife Trust.
Selwyns Wood is a mixed woodland, there are pretty glades of bluebells and streams to be found in the woods.
Information for disabled visitors to Selwyns Wood can be found here.

Wonderful places to see bluebells – Further afield

Greater London

Gutteridge Wood, Lynhurst Crescent, North Hillingdon, Hillingdon, Great London UB10 9AP.  London Wildlife Trust.
An ancient oak and hazel, coppiced woodland with meadows and grassland.  Enjoy the carpets of bluebells stretching out across the woodland, look out for pretty butterflies and wildflowers.
Information for disabled visitors to Gutteridge Wood can be found here.

Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk, Crescent Wood Road, Southwark, Greater London SE26 6LS.  London Wildlife Trust.
Together with the adjacent Dulwich Wood, this is the largest remaining tract of the old Great North Wood which once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst.  Visitors can enjoy a mix of ancient and new woodland, with garden plants that have survived from Victorian times.  Carpets of bluebells and wood anemones can be found in the woods.

Berkshire

Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NR.  National Trust.
Enjoy the carpets of bluebells and buttercups in the Parkland at Basildon Park.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

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