Magnificent Bluebell Woods & Bluebell Gardens to Visit

Magnificent Bluebell Woods and Bluebell Gardens

Bluebell woods are such relaxing and uplifting places to visit.  I hope you can enjoy time walking in amongst the bluebells this spring, so you can envelop yourself with the scent and beauty of these awe-inspiring flowers.  This is truly magical time of year!

I am a huge fan of our native British bluebells, which are also known by their latin name of Hyacinthoides non-scripta.  English bluebells have dainty, nodding, deep blue flowers (white and pink flowered bluebells spring up and add an extra dimension to the landscape).  I adore the scent of English bluebells; each year I look forward to being enveloped in the bluebell’s uplifting and intoxicating sweet perfume.

I must confess that I am not at all keen on the larger, more vigorous and upright Spanish bluebells – Hyacinthoides hispanica.  Spanish bluebells have paler blue flowers, which often aren’t fragrant.

Important information about bluebells

Spanish bluebells have been widely grown in UK gardens.  These bulbs have often been planted close to sites where our native UK bluebells were growing.  Both types of bluebells are related, they flower at the same time and are pollinated by the same bees and other insects.  Consequently,  the Spanish bluebell has been able to hybridise with our UK native bluebells.  This has led to our UK bluebells, which were once a common sight in springtime, becoming more scarce.  The bluebells we see more often are now Spanish bluebells or a hybrid of the two species.  We need to actively protect any remaining native bluebells.  Please don’t plant Spanish bluebells in your garden.  Never ever plant Spanish bluebells in the wild or close to sites which are home to our native UK bluebells.

When visiting a bluebell wood or garden, please look after our bluebells.  Stick to the paths.  Avoid walking through the bluebells, as you will damage the plants’ flowers and leaves, which will affect the bulbs’ flowering in the following years.  Many of the bluebell woods that produced the most impressive flowering displays have suffered in recent years, due to walkers trampling over the plants to take photographs.  In some areas, a quarter of the bluebells have been lost due to inconsiderate visitors wishing to take photographs.  I am sure that many of these visitors were entirely unaware of the consequences of their actions, which is why I wanted to write this note and raise awareness.

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Bluebell Woods and Bluebell Gardens to Visit

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April 2024

 Monday 15 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024: A Celebration of Spring: from Blossoms to Bluebells at Hever Castle


Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG. This 14th Century moated castle is set in 125 acres of award winning gardens, which feature wonderful displays of daffodils, tulips, and bluebells. Enjoy a gentle stroll along Lake Walk and into Hever's Woodland Walk where you will be treated to an array of beautiful bluebells. Open daily from 10am until 6pm (last entry is at 4.30pm). For information for disabled visitors, please click here. Visitors can admire thousands of tulips, spring bedding, cherry and apple blossom, magnolias, early rhododendrons, hyacinths, primulas, camassias and bluebells at Hever Castle. This two week celebration will be split into two distinct spring ‘parties’; in week one visitors will be able to take one of the twice daily tours (11:30am/2pm) with the gardening team, while in week two the gardening team will be offering lively workshops like a ‘Scratch & Sniff’ hanging basket tutorial. Bluebells will be opening through the woodland beside Lake Walk enticing walkers and their four-legged friends to explore deeper into the lesser-known areas of the Estate. Self-guided tours will help visitors explore further afield and find the apple-blossom in Anne Boleyn’s Orchard, the rhododendrons beside the Golden Staircase, and the later daffodils on the banks beside Two Sisters Lawn. Head gardener Neil Miller says: “This is our first ever Celebration of Spring, in previous years we have celebrated the tulips in April, but in recent years visitors have been excited by the myriad of blossoms and spring flowers so we decided to dedicate a special fortnight to this wonderful time of year. “We are looking forward to hosting daily tours in week one and to providing some really unusual demonstrations in week two. I’m particularly looking forward to showing people how to create a special ‘Scratch & Sniff’ hanging basket full of aromatically important and stunningly visual plants that will produce blooms through the summer as well as important culinary treats for the pot!”. Week 1 : Monday 15th April 2024 to Friday 19th April 2024: two garden tours a day at 11:30am and 2pm (Just one on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am). Week 2: Monday 22nd April 2024 to Friday 28th April 2024: Two workshops will be running daily. At 11:30am in garden exhibition Monday to Sunday a foam free flower arrangement demonstration will be given by florist Emma, then at 2pm the gardening team will give a demonstration on how to create a ‘Scratch & Sniff’ hanging basket of herbs.

 Wednesday 17 April 2024: Humbie Dean Garden Opening & Plant Stall


Humbie Dean, Humbie, Scotland, EH36 5PW.  On Wednesday 17th April 2024, Humbie Dean Garden will be opening from 10.30am until 4pm for Scotland's Garden scheme. This two-acre ornamental and woodland garden is sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet.  Humbie Dean Garden has a long flowering season. Visitors can admire the garden's Hosta, Hellebores, Geraniums, Primulas, Meconopsis, Martagon lilies, Clematis, herbaceous plants, shrubs, and a recent azalea and rhododendron planting. A short woodland walk has been created, which is only accessible by a series of steps. Directions: Enter Humbie from the A68, pass the school and the village hall on the left then immediately turn right just before the Humbie Hub. Take the second left and Humbie Dean is on the left between two small bridges. Limited parking. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 17 April 2024: Thorp Perrow Spring Blossom & Daffodil Tour with Lunch in the House


Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS. Thorp Perrow are holding a Spring Blossom & Daffodil Tour with Lunch in the House from 10am until 4pm on Wednesday 17th April 2024. Join Curator, Faith Douglas, for this informative tour. Faith will share her passion for the season on a walk-and-talk around the Arboretum. You'll see the best of the spring blossom, bluebell and daffodil collections and share some fascinating facts and care tips along the way. Afterwards, you're invited to enjoy a light 2-course lunch with a glass of fizz, all served in the dining room of the Hall. The workshop will take place outdoors so sturdy footwear and suitable seasonal outerwear are a must. However, we also ask that you bring a pair of light, none-heeled shoes to change into for lunch in the Hall so that we can protect carpets and delicate floors from mud. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Wednesday 17 April 2024 - Saturday 20 April 2024: Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery


Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery, Lodge Lane, Dutton, Near Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4HP. Bluebell Nursery suggest allowing a couple of hours to enjoy a visit to their gardens, wildflower meadow and bluebell woods to the full. Both the nursery and gardens are open on the following days: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 10am to 5pm, Thursday: 10am to 5pm, Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: Closed, Bank Hols: Closed. The nursery specialises in flowering perennials; they stock over 700 varieties, from old favourites like Lupins and Hostas to more unusual plants such as Pimpinella and Dictamnus. Bluebell Cottage Nursery propagate most of their plants from their own stock plants in the gardens and their nursery stock beds. They buy in some new stock each year, (using UK grown sources where possible) as bare root or young plants. They only use peat-free compost at the nursery to pot plants on. Some of the young plants supplied to them in spring are grown by our suppliers in peat, if you want to avoid all traces of peat, ask for plants raised from their own stock. Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery offer an online mail-order plants service for delivery throughout Great Britain.

 Wednesday 17 April 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 17th April 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Thursday 18 April 2024: Easton Lodge Gardens


Easton Lodge Garden will be opening from 11am until 3pm (last entry 2pm) to allow visitors to see the lovely late spring flowers in their gardens at Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 18 April 2024: The Old Vicarage Garden Opening


On Thursday 18th April 2024, The Old Vicarage will be opening from 10am until 5pm for the NGS. The Old Vicarage, The Street, Washington, West Sussex, RH20 4AS. This garden extends to three and a half acres set around 1832 Regency house (not open). The front is formally laid out with topiary, lawns, a mixed border, and contemporary water sculpture. The rear garden features new and mature trees from the nineteenth century, herbaceous borders, water garden and stunning uninterrupted views of the North Downs. The Japanese garden with waterfall and pond leads to a large copse, stream, treehouse and stumpery. 2000 tulips have been planted for spring, and another 2000 snowdrops and mixed bulbs planted throughout the garden. For all the details and to pre-book your place, please click here.

 Friday 19 April 2024: Thenford Spring Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening from 2pm until 5.30pm, for a special Spring Garden Open Day on Friday 19th April 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Saturday 20 April 2024: Forest Bathing in the bluebells


On Saturday 20th April 2024 from 10am until 1pm at Staffhurst Wood, 54 Grants Lane, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6QF. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Saturday 20 April 2024: Forest Bathing in the bluebells


On Saturday 20th April 2024 from 3pm until 6pm at Staffhurst Wood, 54 Grants Lane, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6QF. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Sunday 21 April 2024: Easton Lodge April Open Day & Plant Sale


Easton Lodge Garden will be opening from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 21st April 2024 to allow visitors to see the lovely daffodils and spring flowers in their gardens.  Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BD.  This opening gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the trees coming into leaf at the Gardens, and Glade at Easton Lodge.  Visitors will be able to see the new trees planted over the winter, the daffodils, tulips, and fruit blossom.  At this opening there will be a range of stalls, including a plant stall, a local wood turner, crafts and jams.  The Woodland Trust and Essex Wildlife Trust will also have stands.  Our volunteers will provide locally sourced bacon, cheese or hummus rolls; homemade cakes; and hot and cold drinks until they run out – or till 4.00pm.  Garden produce and merchandise will be available for sale.  Easton Lodge are hoping they will also have home-grown rhubarb for sale.  For more information, please click here or  click here.

 Sunday 21 April 2024: Whitstone Farm Garden Opening


Sunday 21st April 2024 from 2pm until 5pm at Whitstone Farm, Whitstone Lane, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9NA. Directions: ½m N of Bovey Tracey. From A382 turn L opp golf club, after ⅓m L at swinging sign 'Private road leading to Whitstone'. Follow NGS signs. Nearly 4 acres of steep hillside garden with stunning views of Haytor and Dartmoor. I'm told there are bluebells throughout the garden. The arboretum was planted 45 years ago and features over 200 trees from all over the world, including magnolias, camellias, acers, alders, betula, davidias and sorbus. There are many colour in the garden and wonderful tree bark. Major plantings of rhododendrons and cornus. Late flowering eucryphia (National Collection) and hydrangeas. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 21 April 2024: Nower Wood Bluebell Open Day


Surrey Wildlife Trust's Nower Wood Bluebell Open Day is on Sunday 21st April 2024, at Nower Wood Educational Reserve, Mill Way, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8QA. The morning session runs from 10.30am until 1pm and the afternoon session opens from 2pm until 4.30pm. Come and explore Surrey Wildlife Trust's beautiful ancient woodland nature reserve and see the stunning bluebells! Usually closed to the public, Nower Wood is home to our purpose-built education centre and welcomes hundreds of visitors at events each year. This open day is a chance for you to come and enjoy this beautiful place with your family and friends. There will be lots of free activities on offer along our adventure trail - including minibeast hunting, pond dipping, marshmallow toasting, woodland play and more. The adventure trail will be set out through the woods and there is a wheelchair-friendly woodland trail close to the centre - can you spot all of the carved creatures along the way? If you have any accessibility needs, get in touch with Surrey Wildlife Trust who will be happy to help. For more information and to book your place in the car park, please click here.

 Monday 22 April 2024 - Friday 26 April 2024: Bateman’s Garden Opening for the NGS


On Monday 22nd April 2024, Tuesday 23rd April 2024, Wednesday 24th April 2024, Thursday 25th April 2024, and Friday 26th April 2024, Bateman's Garden will be opening from 10am until 4.30pm for the NGS at Bateman's, Bateman's Lane, Burwash, East Sussex, TN19 7DS. A lovely opportunity to visit Rudyard Kiplin's garden.

 Monday 22 April 2024: Spring Sensations at Harcourt Arboretum


On Monday 22nd April 2024, there's a Spring Sensations tour from 12pm until 1pm at Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford Lodge, Peacock Gate, Oxford, OX44 9PX. Join the Wellbeing Officer on one of these spotlight tours, where you'll focus your senses on some seasonal highlights of the Arboretum. Survey a spectacular carpet of native English bluebells among the rich environment of mature oak woodland. Savour the myriad greens of the first flush of new leaves from the 13,000 native trees in Palmer’s Leys, while taking in the vista towards Wittenham Clumps. Stroll along the historic Serpentine Ride taking in the profusion of flowering azaleas and rhododendrons. Harcourt Arboretum boasts 130 acres and features the best collection of trees in Oxfordshire, with some of the oldest redwoods in the UK.  At this time of year bluebells are in flower beneath the trees. The Oxford Bus Company run regular buses between Oxford and Nuneham Courtenay with a stop opposite the Arboretum.  For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

 Tuesday 23 April 2024: Spring Sensations at Harcourt Arboretum


On Tuesday 23rd April 2024, there's a Spring Sensations tour from 12pm until 1pm at Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford Lodge, Peacock Gate, Oxford, OX44 9PX. Join the Wellbeing Officer on one of these spotlight tours, where you'll focus your senses on some seasonal highlights of the Arboretum. Survey a spectacular carpet of native English bluebells among the rich environment of mature oak woodland. Savour the myriad greens of the first flush of new leaves from the 13,000 native trees in Palmer’s Leys, while taking in the vista towards Wittenham Clumps. Stroll along the historic Serpentine Ride taking in the profusion of flowering azaleas and rhododendrons. Harcourt Arboretum boasts 130 acres and features the best collection of trees in Oxfordshire, with some of the oldest redwoods in the UK.  At this time of year bluebells are in flower beneath the trees. The Oxford Bus Company run regular buses between Oxford and Nuneham Courtenay with a stop opposite the Arboretum.  For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

 Wednesday 24 April 2024 - Saturday 27 April 2024: Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery


Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery, Lodge Lane, Dutton, Near Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4HP. Bluebell Nursery suggest allowing a couple of hours to enjoy a visit to their gardens, wildflower meadow and bluebell woods to the full. Both the nursery and gardens are open on the following days: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 10am to 5pm, Thursday: 10am to 5pm, Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: Closed, Bank Hols: Closed. The nursery specialises in flowering perennials; they stock over 700 varieties, from old favourites like Lupins and Hostas to more unusual plants such as Pimpinella and Dictamnus. Bluebell Cottage Nursery propagate most of their plants from their own stock plants in the gardens and their nursery stock beds. They buy in some new stock each year, (using UK grown sources where possible) as bare root or young plants. They only use peat-free compost at the nursery to pot plants on. Some of the young plants supplied to them in spring are grown by our suppliers in peat, if you want to avoid all traces of peat, ask for plants raised from their own stock. Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery offer an online mail-order plants service for delivery throughout Great Britain.

 Wednesday 24 April 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 24th April 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Wednesday 24 April 2024 - Monday 6 May 2024: Bluebell Festival and Craft Fair at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens


Riverhill Himalayan Gardens will be hosting a Bluebell Festival and Craft Fair from Wednesday 24th April 2024 until Monday 6th May 2024. Riverhill Himalayan Gardens will be open from 10am until 4pm.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR.  This beautiful hillside garden has been privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840.  With thousands of bluebells carpeting the woodland, Riverhill Himalayan Garden's Bluebell Festival promises to be a delight!  Visitors can admire the daffodils in the gardens and Riverhill Himalayan Garden's Primrose Meadow and fine specimen trees.  Explore the Edwardian Rock Garden with its extensive fern collection.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens enjoy extensive views across the Weald of Kent. Find out more about this event, here. For more information and to pre-book tickets to visit Riverhill Himalayan Garden, please click here.

 Thursday 25 April 2024: Easton Lodge Gardens


Easton Lodge Garden will be opening from 11am until 3pm to allow visitors to see the lovely late spring flowers in their gardens at Easton Lodge, Little Easton, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BD. For more information, please click here.

 Thursday 25 April 2024: The Old Vicarage Garden Opening


On Monday 25th April 2024, The Old Vicarage will be opening from 10am until 5pm for the NGS.  The Old Vicarage, The Street, Washington, West Sussex, RH20 4AS.   This garden extends to three and a half acres set around 1832 Regency house (not open).  The front is formally laid out with topiary, lawns, a mixed border, and contemporary water sculpture.  The rear garden features new and mature trees from the nineteenth century, herbaceous borders, water garden and stunning uninterrupted views of the North Downs.  The Japanese garden with waterfall and pond leads to a large copse, stream, treehouse and stumpery.  2000 tulips have been planted for spring, and another 2000 snowdrops and mixed bulbs planted throughout the garden. For all the details and to pre-book your place, please click here.

 Friday 26 April 2024: Antony Woodland Garden & Woodland Walk


On Friday 26th April 2024, Antony Woodland Garden & Woodland Walk will be opening from 10.30am until 5pm for the NGS at Antony Woodland Garden & Woodland Walk, Ferry Lane, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 3AB. This 100-acre Antony Woodland Garden is described as one of the most beautiful, but least known about gardens in Cornwall. A haven of serenity and peace with a magnificent variety of plants and  beautiful walks along the river's edge. Antony Woodland Garden is an “International Camellia Garden of Excellence”, one of only four in this country, and holds the National Collection of Camellia japonica. There is also a wonderful collection of nearly two hundred and fifty different types of magnolias and a good many other ornamental woody plants, including hydrangeas and rhododendrons. In springtime, the extensive glades and walks of the garden are covered with drifts of wild flowers; celandines, primroses, bluebells, campion, and garlic, as well as rarer plants that flourish in these conditions. There will be a plant sale at this opening. For all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Thenford Spring Garden Open Day


Thenford Gardens and Arboretum, in Northamptonshire, OX17 2BX, are opening from 2pm until 5.30pm, for a special Spring Garden Open Day on Saturday 27th April 2024.  Tickets are £16 per person and must be booked in advance; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Spring Fair and Plant Sale at Harcourt Arboretum


On Saturday 27th April 2024, there's a Spring Fair and Plant Sale from 10am until 4pm at Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford Lodge, Peacock Gate, Oxford, OX44 9PX.  Harcourt Arboretum boasts 130 acres and features the best collection of trees in Oxfordshire, with some of the oldest redwoods in the UK.  At this time of year bluebells are in flower beneath the trees.  Visitors can buy locally grown plants, enjoy family-friendly spring crafts, enjoy food from local stallholders, and sample local brewed beers and ciders.  Please note that booking a ticket to the Spring Fair does not guarantee parking.  The Oxford Bus Company run regular buses between Oxford and Nuneham Courtenay with a stop opposite the Arboretum.  For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Brick Kiln Cottage Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 27th April 2024, Brick Kiln Cottage Garden will be opening from 11am until 3pm for the NGS at Brick Kiln Cottage, The Avenue, Herriard, near Alton, Hampshire, RG25 2PR. Directions: 4m NE of Alton. A339 Basingstoke to Alton, 7m out of Basingstoke turn left along The Avenue, past Lasham Gliding Club on right, then past Back Lane on L & take next track on lane, one field later. A two acre Bluebell woodland garden with a perimeter woodland path, treehouse, pebble garden, billabong, stumpery, ferny hollow, bug palace, shepherd's hut and a traditional cottage garden filled with herbs. The garden is maintained using eco-friendly methods and is a haven for wild animals, butterflies, birds, bees, and English bluebells.

 Saturday 27 April 2024: Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary Spring Fair


On Saturday 27th April 2024 the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary will be holding a Spring Fair from 10.30am until 3.30pm at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Hook Lane, Burrows Lea, Shere, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9QQ. Directions: Close to Shere & Gomshall. From the A25 take the turning to Shere Village & drive through the village. Crossover the railway bridge & turn left into Hook Lane. The Sanctuary is on the right hand side and is clearly signed. A place of serenity and peace, nestled within the Surrey countryside in a village called Shere. Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary has helped thousands of people in mind, body and spirit for over 75 years and is a registered charity. The Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds that include paddocks, bluebell woods, a rose garden with pond and waterfall, a meditation glade and labyrinth. Enjoy the stunning Surrey Hills views. Visitors can purchase crafts, refreshments and other items, there will also be healing stands and healing given throughout the day. Free entry. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: Home Farm Garden Opening


On Sunday 28th April 2024, Home Farm is opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS.  Home Farm, Newent Lane, Huntley, Gloucestershire, GL19 3HQ.  This garden is set in elevated position with exceptional views.  Walk through woods and fields to find carpets of spring flowers.  Visit the enclosed garden with its fern border, sundial, and heather bed.  White and mixed shrub borders.  NB: Stout footwear is advisable in winter.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: Plant Fairs Roadshow at Ramster Garden


The Plant Fairs Roadshow will be at Ramster Gardens (Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Surrey ,GU8 4SN) from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 28th April 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy plants from specialist nurseries. Ramster Garden is a stunning, mature woodland garden set in over 20 acres. This garden is famous for its Rhododendron and Azalea collection and its carpets of bluebells in springtime. Enjoy a walk in the woodland; explore the bog garden with its stepping stones, or relax in the tranquil enclosed tennis court garden.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: Blakenham Woodland Garden Opening


On Sunday 28th April 2024, Blakenham Woodland Garden will be opening from 10am until 4pm for the NGS.  Blakenham Woodland Garden, Little Blakenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4LZ.  A six acre woodland garden with variety of rare trees and shrubs, Chinese rocks and a landscape spiral form.  Lovely in spring with daffodils and camellias followed by magnolias, and bluebells.  There will be a plant stall at this opening.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: Whitstone Farm Garden Opening


Sunday 28th April 2024 from 2pm until 5pm at Whitstone Farm, Whitstone Lane, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9NA. Directions: ½m N of Bovey Tracey. From A382 turn L opp golf club, after ⅓m L at swinging sign 'Private road leading to Whitstone'. Follow NGS signs. Nearly 4 acres of steep hillside garden with stunning views of Haytor and Dartmoor. I'm told there are bluebells throughout the garden. The arboretum was planted 45 years ago and features over 200 trees from all over the world, including magnolias, camellias, acers, alders, betula, davidias and sorbus. There are many colour in the garden and wonderful tree bark. Major plantings of rhododendrons and cornus. Late flowering eucryphia (National Collection) and hydrangeas. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: Green Island Garden Opening


Sunday 28th April 2024 - Green Island Garden will be opening from 11am until 4pm for the NGS at Green Island, Park Road, Ardleigh, Essex, CO7 7SP.  This plantsman's paradise extends to 20 acres of mature woodland gardens, featuring huge island beds, a Japanese garden, terrace, gravel, seaside, and water gardens - all planted with rare and unusual plants!  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 28 April 2024: Green Island Garden Opening


Sunday 28th April 2024 - Green Island Garden will be opening from 11am until 4pm so visitors can see their bluebells at Green Island, Park Road, Ardleigh, Essex, CO7 7SP.  This plantsman's paradise extends to 20 acres of mature woodland gardens, featuring huge island beds, a Japanese garden, terrace, gravel, seaside, and water gardens - all planted with rare and unusual plants!  For all the details, please click here.

 Monday 29 April 2024: Timber Hill Garden Opening


On Monday 29th April 2024, Timber Hill Garden will be opening from 11am until 2.30pm for the NGS.  Timber Hill, Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8JF.  Sixteen acres of garden, park and woodland giving an undulating walk with views to North Downs.  Stunning winter garden to enjoy winter walks. Winter honeysuckle and witch hazel walk, abundant crocus, daffodils, spectacular camellias, followed by bluebells, magnolias, and wild cherries.  For all the details and to pre-book your place, please click here.

 Tuesday 30 April 2024: Suffolk Wildlife Trust – Bluebells in Bradfield Woods


On Tuesday 30th April 2024 from 10am until 12pm at Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve, Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0AQ. Enjoy a morning guided tour with a member of the Trust team, seeing bluebells, birds and maybe orchids. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

May 2024

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Saturday 4 May 2024: Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery


Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery, Lodge Lane, Dutton, Near Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4HP. Bluebell Nursery suggest allowing a couple of hours to enjoy a visit to their gardens, wildflower meadow and bluebell woods to the full. Both the nursery and gardens are open on the following days: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 10am to 5pm, Thursday: 10am to 5pm, Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: Closed, Bank Hols: Closed. The nursery specialises in flowering perennials; they stock over 700 varieties, from old favourites like Lupins and Hostas to more unusual plants such as Pimpinella and Dictamnus. Bluebell Cottage Nursery propagate most of their plants from their own stock plants in the gardens and their nursery stock beds. They buy in some new stock each year, (using UK grown sources where possible) as bare root or young plants. They only use peat-free compost at the nursery to pot plants on. Some of the young plants supplied to them in spring are grown by our suppliers in peat, if you want to avoid all traces of peat, ask for plants raised from their own stock. Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery offer an online mail-order plants service for delivery throughout Great Britain.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024: Beechenwood Farm Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Wednesday 1st May 2024, Beechenwood Farm Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS. Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1JA. Directions: 5m SE of Hook.Turn S into King St from Odiham High Street, Turn left after cricket ground for Hillside. Take 2nd right after 1½m, modern house ½m. This garden extends to 1.8 acres and features a woodland garden, cultivated lawns, terrace, walled herb garden, orchard and vegetable garden. The woodland garden is planted with spring bulbs and evolves through the summer with cowslips, tulips, bluebells, fritillaries, cow parsley and long grass. The lawns, rose garden and terrace are squeezed between the house and the west boundary of the site to take advantage of midday and afternoon sun. A rose and clematis planted pergola defines the border with woodland garden. Visitors can enjoy extensive views to the north-west over Odiham as far as the Thames Valley. On the other side of the lane is a small field where plants are grown in a polytunnel for sale at Country Markets and when the garden is open to the public for the NGS. For more information, please click here.

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Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Wednesday 27 March 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens


Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, near Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PR  Open daily from 9am until 5pm. Spring brings a spectacular display of colour to Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, from carpets of bluebells to flourishing wildlife. For all the details, please click here.

 Friday 29 March 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coton Manor Garden


Coton Manor Garden, Coton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8RQ. The five acre beech woods at Coton Manor become a romantic haze of blue every springtime. The garden, nursery and cafe will be open from Friday 29th March 2024 for the season. Opening from 11.30am until 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays (except Bank Holiday weekends).

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Farnham Heath


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.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Little Wix Wood at Hatchlands Park


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.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Kew Gardens


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 springtime! Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens


Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA. The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens have a good collection of bluebells planted in some of their curated borders. Bluebells are growing naturally throughout the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Open daily from 10am until 6pm.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Runnymede


Runnymede, Windsor Road, Surrey, SL4 2JL. National Trust. Runnymede is the location where King John sealed the Magna Carta over 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 - it 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.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Greyfield Wood


Greyfield Wood, High Littleton, Somerset, Woodland Trust. Greyfield Wood is comprised of conifer and ancient woodland, it’s a great place to enjoy seeing spring flowers including bluebells.  There are rushing streams and waterfalls in Greyfield Wood - it's a beautiful place.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Winkworth Arboretum


Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  National Trust.  Open daily from 10am until 4pm.  The landscape at Winkworth Arboretum is carpeted with magnificent displays of bluebells at Winkworth in April and May.  On the first Wednesday of every month, Winkworth Arboretum, offer a free seasonal, guided walk to show visitors the best areas of the arboretum to see that day.  The walks start at 2.30pm from April until October; normal admission rates apply.  For more details, please see Winkworth Arboretum's website.  For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Borde Hill Garden


Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP.  At Borde Hill Garden, Warren Wood and Stephanie’s Glade burst into live in springtime with magnificent displays of bluebells, complimented by Rhododendrons above and pretty anemones below.  As well as the garden, there are 200 acres of woodland and parkland at Borde Hill.  Visitors can admire champion trees - trees of a great age or size.  Discover many rare trees and a wide range of shrubs, bulbs, and perennials, growing in the gardens at Borde Hill.  Border Hill Garden opens daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coombe Meadow Garden Opening by Prior Arrangement


During April 2024 and May, Coombe Meadow Garden will be opening by prior arrangement at Coombe Meadow, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7HU.  Situated by Dartmoor stream, Coombe Meadow Garden was overgrown and neglected. Since 2016, the gardens mature magnolias, camellias, azaleas and other trees have been rescued.  Paths and ponds have been cleared, borders created, bridges and terraces repaired and over 15,000 bulbs planted!  The meadows contain wild daffodils and bluebells.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coombe Meadow Garden Opening by Prior Arrangement


Coombe Meadow Garden will be opening by prior arrangement at Coombe Meadow, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7HU.  Situated by Dartmoor stream, Coombe Meadow Garden was overgrown and neglected. Since 2016, the gardens mature magnolias, camellias, azaleas and other trees have been rescued.  Paths and ponds have been cleared, borders created, bridges and terraces repaired and over 15,000 bulbs planted!  The meadows contain wild daffodils and bluebells.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Costells Wood


Costells Wood, Scaynes Hill, Sussex, RH17 7PY.  Woodland Trust. This 52 acre area of ancient woodland is home to many wildflowers, including bluebells, which flower beneath the broadleaved trees.  There are a few small ponds at this site, making it a great place to spot wildlife.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Brede High Woods


Brede High Woods, Crips Corner, near Battle, East Sussex.  Woodland Trust. Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty, Brede High Woods feature areas of ancient and mixed woodland, underplanted with bluebells and other spring flowers.  As well as woodland, there are areas of grassland and heathland here, too.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hever Castle


Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG. This 14th Century moated castle is set in 125 acres of award winning gardens, which feature wonderful displays of daffodils, tulips, and bluebells. Enjoy a gentle stroll along Lake Walk and into Hever's Woodland Walk where you will be treated to an array of beautiful bluebells. Open daily from 10am until 6pm (last entry is at 4.30pm). For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Thorp Perrow


Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS. Thorp Perrow are open 7 days a week from 10am to around 4pm (daylight and weather-depending). Thorp Perrow Arboretum covers 100 acres and is currently home to 5 National Plant Collections and 51 Champion Trees. Witness one of the finest and most extensive collections of naturalised daffodils in the North of England, including some old and unusual daffodil varieties. The daffodils are followed by carpets of bluebells and clouds of fragrant blossom. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: The Mens Ancient Woodland


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

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Cerney House Gardens


Cerney House Gardens open daily from 10am until dusk at Cerney House Gardens, The Garden House, North Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BX. Treat yourself to a woodland walk and admire the spring flowers at Cerney House Gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Jackson’s Coppice & Marsh


Jackson's Coppice and Marsh, Sugnall, Cop Mere, Staffordshire, ST21 6HA (nearest).  Jackson’s Coppice is known for its dense carpet of bluebells in springtime and the huge badger sett at this site - it's one of the largest in the county!  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Nymans


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.  Nymans Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Sheffield Park


Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX.  National Trust. Visitors can see swathes of bluebells planted under the collection of trees, rhododendrons, and fritillaries, in the gardens at Sheffield Park.  There are further carpets of bluebells waiting for visitors who venture out and explore Walk Wood, which is off the beaten track and requires sturdy footwear.  The bluebells in Walk Wood tend to flower a little earlier than those in the gardens. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hatfield Park & Gardens


Hatfield Park & Gardens, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB. Visitors can admire bluebells, wild flowers, and daffodils, at Hatfield Park and Gardens in springtime. For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Standen House and Garden


Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.  RH19 4NE.  National Trust. There are 20 acres of ancient bluebell woods to explore at Standen House and Garden!  Standen Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Burrow Farm Gardens


Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon, EX13 7ET. Thirteen acres of sweeping lawns and colour themed planting with a rose garden, an ancient oak, and small lake. From the summer house the vista stretches beyond the gardens over the wider landscape. The colours change throughout the year. Open from 10am until 6pm. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Clanger and Picket Woods


Clanger and Picket Woods, Clanger Lane, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4LL.  Woodland Trust. A site of Special Scientific Interest, the ancient woodlands at Clanger and Picket Woods are home to a variety of plants and wildlife.  Visitors can enjoy seeing stunning carpets of bluebells in springtime.  Listen out for woodpeckers and look out for birds and other wildlife in this special area of woodland.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hackfall


Hackfall, Ripon, North Yorkshire.  HG4 4DY or HG4 3DE.  Woodland Trust. The ancient woodlands at Hackfall have been restored.  You’ll find original features, including follies, grottos and temples in this fantastic woodland.  There’s so much to see here!  You’ll find fabulous waterfalls, meandering streams, and a pond complete with fountain.  Hackfall is home to a great many wildflowers, including bluebells and anemones.  This is a great spot for wildlife and birdwatching!  Sadly, there’s no wheelchair access to Hackfall - the steep slope means this woodland is only suitable for able bodied visitors.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hardcastle Crags


Hardcastle Crags, Midgehole Road, near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, HX7 7AP.  National Trust. Enjoy the bluebells at Hardcastle Crags and visit the nineteenth century mill at this centre of this wooded valley. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Riverhill Himalayan Gardens


Riverhill Himalayan Gardens open for the season on 13th March 2024.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens open from Wednesday to Sunday, and they also open on Bank Holidays.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens will be open from 10.30am until 5pm.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR.  This beautiful hillside garden has been privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840.  With thousands of bluebells carpeting the woodland, Riverhill Himalayan Garden's Bluebell Festival promises to be a delight!  Visitors can admire the daffodils in the gardens and Riverhill Himalayan Garden's Primrose Meadow and fine specimen trees.  Explore the Edwardian Rock Garden with its extensive fern collection.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens enjoy extensive views across the Weald of Kent.  For more information and to pre-book tickets to visit Riverhill Himalayan Garden, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Wanstead Park


Wanstead Park, Warren Road, London, E11 2LS.  Wanstead Park is open daily from 7am until dusk.  The grand house that used to grace Wanstead Park is now gone but the stunning bluebell woods remain.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Sizergh


Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DZ.  Head to The Knoll in the woodland garden for the first glimmers of spring from delicate winter aconites and snowdrops to colourful bluebells and wood anemones.  Sizergh opens daily from 10am until 3.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Sculpture by the Lakes


Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QU. The gardens at Sculpture by the Lakes are one of eight BGCI Botanic Gardens in the UK which include The Eden Project, Edinburgh Botanic Garden, The Botanic Garden of Wales and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Sculpture by the Lakes hold a small but important collection of threatened conifers from around the world and also hold the National Collection of Forsythia. There's also a quarter-acre Kitchen Garden. The garden's opening hours are from 10am until 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. For all the details (including information for disabled visitors) and to book your tickets online, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Glen Finglas


Glen Finglas, Brig O' Turk, Trossachs, Stirling, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  In the heart of the Trossachs National Park, Glen Finglas' landscape was carved out by glaciers in the last ice age.  The scenery in this part of Scotland is spectacular, encompassing mountains, hills, rivers, and glens.  This is the largest estate the Woodland Trust care for.  In springtime, visitors can admire bluebells flowering in the ancient woods.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Ramster Garden Opening


Ramster, Chiddingfold, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4SN.  Ramster is a stunning, mature woodland garden set in over 20 acres.  This garden is famous for its Rhododendron and Azalea collection and its carpets of bluebells in spring.  Enjoy a peaceful walk in the woodland; explore the bog garden with its stepping stones, or relax in the tranquil enclosed tennis court garden.  Ramster Garden will be opening daily from 10am until 5pm; for all the details, please click here.  

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Keil’s Den


Keil's Den, Largo, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  This ancient woodland is carpeted with bluebells, wild garlic, and other wild flowers in springtime.  This long and narrow wood provides a good network of paths.  A surfaced multi-use path leads from the small parking area in the south to a rest area with benches by the Keil Burn. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: The Sculpture Park


The Sculpture Park, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2LH. The Sculpture Park is set in 10 acres of grounds; visitors can explore woodland, lakes, ponds and meadows.  40,000 daffodils have been planted in the park; there are displays of bluebells, hyacinths, and wild flowers, as well as 600 sculptures and installations.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm.  Visitors need to pre-book their visit, please click here. for more information. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR. National TrustBasildon Park opens daily from 10am until 5pm. Enjoy the displays of daffodils and spring flowers, which are followed by carpets of bluebells and buttercups in the Parkland, at Basildon Park. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Aldouran Glen


Aldouran Glen, Leswalt near Stranraer, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  Aldouran Glen is home to ancient trees and native plants as well as conifers and Rhododendrons.  The name Aldouran Glen means the 'otter's glen' - look out for wildlife as you explore this picturesque landscape and look out for bluebells and wildflowers in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Durham Botanic Garden


Open daily from 10am until 5pm, Durham Botanic Garden benefit from bluebell woods that surround the garden. Durham Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham, North East England, DH1 3TN. For more information about the bluebells in Durham Botanic Garden, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Dunollie Wood


Dunollie Wood, Oban, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  Visit Dunollie Wood and experience Scotland's temperate rainforest.  Admire views over Oban Bay and the carpets of bluebells that sweep over this woodland in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS.  National Trust. Visitors to Cliveden can enjoy walking through a sea of bluebells in the ancient woodlands that surround the gardens.  There are many wild flowers growing at this National Trust garden; look out for anemones, violets, cowslips, and celandines.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Crinan Wood


Crinan Wood, Crinan, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  Crinan Wood is a beautiful temperate rainforest.  Visitors have the chance to spot red squirrels, otters, red deer, harbour seal and pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies.  In springtime, bluebells colour the ground; their flowers contrast with the green of lichens, mosses, ferns, and the fresh green of new leaves.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hughenden


Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.  HP14 4LA.  National Trust. Take a 1.2 mile walk through Woodcock Wood (here’s a link) taking in the sights and sounds enjoyed in this area of peaceful countryside.  Don’t forget to make time to stop and take in the view; you can admire the village of Hughenden Valley, the Chiltern hills, farmland, and countryside.  Look out for red kites circling above and bluebells covering the ground below.  Hughenden is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Graig Fawr


Graig Fawr, Margam, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Graig Fawr is a site of scientific interest.  Enjoy the bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Rode Hall’s Bluebell Walks


Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QP.  For all the details of Rode Hall’s bluebell walks, please click here.  Rode Hall opens from 11am until 4pm; for information on Rode Hall's Bluebell Walks, please click here.  Dogs on leads are welcome.  Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Cwm George & Casehill Woods


Cwm George & Casehill Woods, Dinas Powys near Cardiff, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Explore the four woodlands at Cwm George & Casehill Woods: Cwm George Wood, Casehill Wood, Pen-y-Turnpike Wood, and Casehill Meadows.  Enjoy the bluebell flowers in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Beaulieu Gardens


Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN.  In springtime, the Wilderness Garden is awash with daffodils, crocus, and bluebells.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Sea Wood


Sea Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria. Woodland Trust. Situated at the North-West shore of Morecambe Bay, Sea Wood has so much to offer visitors!  Enjoy the fantastic display of bluebells and anemones, which carpet the floor of this special woodland.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Warriners Wood


Warriners Wood, Kendal, Cumbria.  Woodland Trust. Visitors can walk among the ash and sycamore trees in this woodland, where bluebells cloak the ground, as the weather warms up in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Gaer Fawr Wood


Gaer Fawr Wood, Guilsfield, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Visitors can admire inspiring views of the landscape at Gaer Fawr Wood.  Bluebells carpet the ground of this oak woodland in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Wentwood


Wentwood, Llanvair Discsoed, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Visitors can admire breathtaking views over the Severn Estuary and the lovely sight of bluebell flowers in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Exbury Gardens


Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ. Visitors to Exbury Gardens can enjoy the Camellias and Magnolias, as well as the thousands of daffodils in Exbury’s famous Daffodil Meadow. Don't miss the bluebells! Open daily from 10am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Duncliffe Wood


Duncliffe Wood, Duncliffe Hill, Shaftesbury, DorsetWoodland Trust. Duncliffe Wood is an ancient woodland and a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.   Parts of the woodland are steep, but there are beautiful sights to be found.  Visitors can enjoy walks among the primroses, celandines, anemones, and bluebells, at Duncliffe Wood.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coed Cefn


Coed Cefn, Crickhowell, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Take a scenic circular walk and enjoy the bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Gutteridge Wood


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.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Plas Power Woods


Plas Power Woods, Bersham, near Wrexham, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  This beautiful ancient woodland is full of wonder.  The woodland floor beneath the ancient trees is carpeted with bluebells.  There are many other wildflowers and plants to interest nature lovers at Plas Power Woods.  Enjoy a relaxing walk and look out for Kingfishers along the picturesque streams and waterfalls.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: The Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park


The Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park, 173 Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Richmond Park, Richmond, London, TW10 5HP.  Royal Parks. This 40 acre woodland garden is an important nature reserve, it features a pond and stream and many native plants.  Visitors can admire this garden’s collection of Kurume Azaleas in bloom alongside the carpets of bluebells, in springtime. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coed Gwempa


Coed Gwempa, Pontantwn, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Take a leisurely circular walk through the mixed woodland at Coed Gwempa.  The bluebells are a delight in springtime!  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk


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.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Green Castle Woods


Green Castle Woods, Llangain, near Carmarthen, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Visitors can explore two ancient woods and a more recent addition at Green Castle Woods.  The bluebells are a wonderful sight in springtime!  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Micheldever Wood


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!

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coed y Garth


Coed y Garth, Ffynnongroew Mostyn, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  This ancient woodland is predominantly a Sycamore wood with some oak and ash trees.  Visitors will appreciate the bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  National Trust. Make sure you pick up a map when you’re visiting Hinton Ampner.  If you take a 30 minute walk past this National Trust property’s gardens you’ll find Hinton Ampner’s ancient woodland, which features wide tracks that allow visitors to walk through carpets of bluebells. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hole Park Gardens


Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4JA. The Barham family home, Hole Park opens daily for the spring season on the 1st April 2023.  Visitors to Hole Park can admire this garden’s swathes of daffodils in springtime.  Later in spring, visitors can enjoy walking amongst carpets of bluebells in this pretty country garden’s bluebell wood.  Hole Park is a 16 acre garden, which features colourful displays of Camellias, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Wisteria.  Later in the season, the herbaceous borders provide colour and interest later in the season. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coed y Gopa


Coed y Gopa, Abergele, Vale of Clywd, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  These two wooded hills present walkers with impressive views over the landscape.  In springtime, take in the sight of the bluebells beneath the trees.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Renishaw Hall Gardens


Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB. Visitors can admire bluebells in the grounds of Renishaw Hall. Renishaw Hall Gardens are open from Wednesday to Sunday every week; to buy advance tickets to visit Renishaw Hall's gardens, please click here.  For information on how to get to Renishaw Hall, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coed Ceunant


Coed Ceunant, Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Walkers will come across patches of bluebells in the woods at Coed Ceunant, in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: The Vyne


The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL.  National Trust. Visitors to the Vyne can explore the garden’s historic woodlands, which are underplanted with thousands of bluebells.  The Vyne opens daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Coed Aber Artro


Coed Aber Artro, Llanbedr Harlech, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  The floor of this ancient woodland is carpeted with bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Exbury Gardens


Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ. Visitors to Exbury Gardens can enjoy the sight of thousands of bluebells in springtime!  Open daily from 10am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Ashridge Estate


Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT.  National Trust. If you’re looking for a full day’s walk or just an hour, you’ll find a variety of walks at the Ashridge Estate.  Visitors can make use of bridleways, cycleways, and hundreds of footpaths.  In the woodlands on the Ashridge Estate, bluebells carpet the woodland floor as far as the eye can see.  Dockey Wood, part of the Ashridge Estate, really is a super place to enjoy a walk among the bluebells!  There’s a small charge to enter Dockey Wood during peak times, whilst the bluebells are at their peak. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Hyning Scout Wood


Hyning Scout Wood, Yealand Conyers Warton, approximately 5 miles west of the M6 motorway (J35 Carnforth Lancashire).  Woodland Trust.  Hyning Scout lies within the Arnside & Silverdale Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also designated as a Biological Heritage Site.  This semi-natural ancient woodland features some wonderful mature specimen sweet chestnut and beech trees.  Walkers will encounter large boulders on walks through Hyning Scout Wood; these substantial rocks were carried here by glaciers. The woodland formed on the clints and grikes of limestone pavement which dates back to glacial times.  Bluebells are a joy in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Avon Valley Woods


Avon Valley Woods, Woodleigh, South Devon.  Woodland Trust.  Parts of the Avon Valley Woods were the first woodlands the Woodland Trust acquired.  Since then these marvellous ancient woodlands have been complimented by the planting of new forests.  Visit in springtime to revere in the sight of bluebells carpeting the ground beneath the trees.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Wakehurst Place


Wakehust Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TN.  A National Trust site, managed by Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place, in West Sussex is referred to as Kew’s country garden.  Set in 465 acres, Wakehurt Place’s grounds feature a nature reserve, temperate woodlands, ornamental gardens, and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. There are millions of bluebell bulbs scattered throughout the woodlands at Wakehurst Place. Open daily from 10am until 4.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Masons Wood


Masons Wood, Preston.  Woodland Trust.  Masons Wood is a mixed broadleaf woodland that's carpeted bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Felley Priory


Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, NG16 5FJ. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Garden and Nursery are open 9am - 4pm; the Tearoom is open 10am - 4pm, with last orders at 3.30pm. Felley Priory also open on the first and third Sunday of each month, from March until September: Garden and Nursery 10am - 4pm and Tearoom 10am - 4pm with last orders at 3.30pm. For more information for visitors, please click here.  In springtime, visitors can admire a carpet of bluebells at Felley Priory.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Armaddy Castle Gardens


During April 2024Ardmaddy Castle, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA34 4QY, are opening daily from 9am until dusk.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Ashenbank Wood


Ashenbank Wood, Halfpence Lane, Gravesend, Cobham, Kent, DA12 3HB.  Woodland Trust. This historic woodland is full of intrigue and beauty.  Visitors can enjoy beautiful displays of bluebells in this ancient woodland, but look out for anemones and other wild flowers blooming under the oak, sweet chestnut, hornbeam, and field maple trees.  This is a great spot for wildlife! You can find more about access and walks in Ashenbank Wood, via this link, here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Heartwood Forest


Heartwood Forest, Hertfordshire.  Woodland Trust.  Thanks to the Woodland Trust, Heartwood Forest is the largest continuous new native forest in England!  Heartwood's native trees are underplanted with bluebells.  Please stick to the paths - to avoid damaging the bluebells.  For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Emmetts Garden


Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent.  TN14 6BA.  National Trust. Emmetts garden is carpeted in bluebells in springtime.  You can also see Azaleas, Tulips, Rhododendrons, and Magnolias – you’ll find lots of vibrantly coloured flowers at Emmetts Garden.  This garden provides visitors with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside; it’s the perfect place to re-discover the joy of spring! Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: High Beeches Woodland and Water Gardens


High Beeches Gardens Conservation Trust, High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6HQ. Visitors can admire colourful camellias and magnolias that grow amongst daffodils and spring flowers. The garden is open from 1st April until 31st October 2023, booking is not required. Monday: 1pm-5pm. Tuesday: 1pm-5pm Wednesday: CLOSED. Thursday: 1pm-5pm. Friday: 1pm-5pm. Saturday: 1pm-5pm. Sunday: 1pm-5pm. Last admission 4.30pm. For more information, please click here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Ightham Mote


Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT.  National Trust. Scathes Wood on the Igtham Mote Estate, is carpeted in bluebells in the springtime.  Enjoy the bluebells and the ancient trees in this beautiful woodland. Information for disabled gardeners can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Rannerdale


Rannerdale Bluebells National Trust. The most famous area of bluebells in the Lake District belongs to Rannerdale, where carpets of bluebells coat the hills of this pretty dell.  You can find out more about Rannerdale via this link to the National Trust’s website.  While, you can find out more about Buttermere, (the nearest area with shops and facilities), via this link to the National Trust’s website. www.thelakedistrict.org suggest a walk (click here to see the details) from Rannerdale to Buttermere, over paths and rocky steps, along streams perfect for paddling, to take in the magical sight of this pretty area’s bluebells, which carpet the fields, delighting all who see them.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Burroughs Wood


Burroughs Wood, Ratby, Leicestershire.  Woodland Trust. Visitors to Burroughs Wood can explore an area of ancient woodland and an area of newly created woodland.  You’ll find swathes of bluebells in bloom in springtime.  Burroughs Wood is a pleasant place to visit, the paths are accessible and wild flowers abound this special area.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Stoneywell


Stoneywell, Whitcrofts Lane, Ulverscroft, Leicestershire, LE67 9QE.  National Trust. Stoneywell is a small, 1950s cottage that was created by Ernest Gimson.  This is an arts and crafts home that has been cared for by the National Trust since 2012.  Stoneywell’s visitors can explore an 11 acre bluebell wood in springtime. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Antony Woodland Garden & Woodland Walk


Antony Woodland Garden & Woodland Walk are open from 10.30am until 5pm (last entry to the garden, one hour before closing). NB: this garden is closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) at Antony Woodland Garden & Woodland Walk, Ferry Lane, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 3AB. This 100-acre Antony Woodland Garden is described as one of the most beautiful, but least known about gardens in Cornwall. A haven of serenity and peace with a magnificent variety of plants and  beautiful walks along the river's edge. Antony Woodland Garden is an “International Camellia Garden of Excellence”, one of only four in this country, and holds the National Collection of Camellia japonica. There is also a wonderful collection of nearly two hundred and fifty different types of magnolias and a good many other ornamental woody plants, including hydrangeas and rhododendrons. In springtime, the extensive glades and walks of the garden are covered with drifts of wild flowers; celandines, primroses, bluebells, campion, and garlic, as well as rarer plants that flourish in these conditions.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Tattershall Carrs


Tattershall Carrs, Tattershall, Lincolnshire.  Woodland Trust. Tattershall Carrs is one of the last remnants of ancient wet, alder woodland that remains around the fens.  In ancient times, these fens would have been surrounded by extensive areas of woodland.  This fragment of historic, precious woodland extends to 71 acres, the ground is carpeted with bluebells every spring.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Old Wood


Old Wood, Sheringham, Norfolk.  Woodland Trust. Old Wood is situated in an idyllic spot, just 15 minutes walk from the seaside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beaty.  There’s a steep climb, which rewards energetic visitors with picturesque views of the Norfolk countryside.  If you’d rather avoid the climb, Old Wood features plenty of more accessible paths to enjoy an easier walk.  The broadleaf and conifer forests in Old Wood feature sweet chestnut, oak, and beech trees, underplanted with bluebells.  In springtime, these pretty wildflowers carpet the ground with shades of blue.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Clumber Park


Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ.  National Trust. A Grade I listed Park, Clumber Park has so much to offer visitors.  Enjoy the beautiful bluebells growing amongst the veteran trees, in Clumber Park’s ancient woodland.  Clumber Park is home to all manner of wildlife, including woodpeckers, bats, and butterflies, that live in the native trees in this special forest of oak and native trees. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Chinthurst Hill


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.

 Monday 1 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Cucknell’s Wood


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.

 Saturday 13 April 2024 - Tuesday 30 April 2024: Arlington Bluebell Walk


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 will be open from 10am until 5pm, every day, from the middle of April until the middle of May.  If you’re in any doubt as to whether the bluebells are in flower in Arlington, their website is updated every Friday to let you know, so you can plan your visit!  This is a great place for children and families to visit.  As well as enjoying the bluebell walks and countryside, visitors can meet the farm animals, which include pygmy goats, pigs, and Herdwick sheep. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Cucknell’s Wood


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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Farnham Heath


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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Little Wix Wood at Hatchlands Park


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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Kew Gardens


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 springtime. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens


Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA. The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens have a good collection of bluebells planted in some of their curated borders. Bluebells are growing naturally throughout the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Open daily from 10am until 6pm.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Runnymede


Runnymede, Windsor Road, Surrey, SL4 2JL. National Trust. Runnymede is the location where King John sealed the Magna Carta, over 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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Greyfield Wood


Greyfield Wood, High Littleton, Somerset, Woodland Trust. Greyfield Wood is comprised of conifer and ancient woodland, it’s a great place to enjoy seeing spring flowers including bluebells.  There are rushing streams and waterfalls in Greyfield Wood - it's a beautiful place..

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Arlington Bluebell Walk


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 will be open from 10am until 5pm, every day, from the middle of April until the middle of May.  If you’re in any doubt as to whether the bluebells are in flower in Arlington, their website is updated every Friday to let you know, so you can plan your visit!  This is a great place for children and families to visit.  As well as enjoying the bluebell walks and countryside, visitors can meet the farm animals, which include pygmy goats, pigs, and Herdwick sheep. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Borde Hill Garden


Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP. At Borde Hill Garden, Warren Wood and Stephanie’s Glade burst into live in springtime with magnificent displays of bluebells, which are complimented by Rhododendrons above and pretty anemones below.  As well as the garden, there are 200 acres of woodland and parkland at Borde Hill, where visitors can admire champion trees - trees of a great age or size.  Visitors can discover many rare trees and a wide range of shrubs, bulbs, and perennials, growing in the gardens at Borde Hill.  Border Hill Garden opens daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Brede High Woods


Brede High Woods, Crips Corner, near Battle, East Sussex.  Woodland Trust. Set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty, Brede High Woods feature areas of ancient and mixed woodland, underplanted with bluebells and other spring flowers.  As well as woodland, there are areas of grassland and heathland here, too.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Costells Wood


Costells Wood, Scaynes Hill, Sussex, RH17 7PY.  Woodland Trust. This 52 acre area of ancient woodland is home to many wildflowers, including bluebells, which flower beneath the broadleaved trees.  There are a few small ponds at this site, making it a great place to spot wildlife.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hever Castle


Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG.  This 14th Century moated castle is set in 125 acres of award winning gardens, which feature wonderful displays of daffodils, tulips, and bluebells.  Enjoy a gentle stroll along Lake Walk and into Hever's Woodland Walk where you will be treated to an array of beautiful bluebells.   Open daily from 10am until 6pm (last entry is at 4.30pm). For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Thorp Perrow


Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS. Thorp Perrow are open 7 days a week from 10am to around 4pm (daylight and weather-depending). Thorp Perrow Arboretum covers 100 acres and is currently home to 5 National Plant Collections and 51 Champion Trees. Witness one of the finest and most extensive collections of naturalised daffodils in the North of England, including some old and unusual daffodil varieties. The daffodils are followed by carpets of bluebells and clouds of fragrant blossom. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: The Mens Ancient Woodland


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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Cerney House Gardens


Cerney House Gardens open daily from 10am until dusk at Cerney House Gardens, The Garden House, North Cerney, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 7BX. Treat yourself to a woodland walk and admire the bluebells at Cerney House Gardens. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Jackson’s Coppice & Marsh


Jackson's Coppice and Marsh, Sugnall, Cop Mere, Staffordshire, ST21 6HA (nearest).  Jackson’s Coppice is known for its dense carpet of bluebells in springtime and the huge badger sett at this site - it's one of the largest in the county!  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Nymans


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.  Nymans Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hatfield Park & Gardens


Hatfield Park & Gardens, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NB. Visitors can admire bluebells, wild flowers, and daffodils, at Hatfield Park and Gardens in springtime. The West Garden at Hatfield House is surrounded by a massive yew hedge, inside visitors will find geraniums, iris, shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses, and annuals. For more information, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sheffield Park


Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX.  National Trust. Visitors can see swathes of bluebells planted under the collection of trees, rhododendrons, and fritillaries, in the gardens at Sheffield Park.  There are further carpets of bluebells waiting for visitors who venture out and explore Walk Wood, which is off the beaten track and requires sturdy footwear.  The bluebells in Walk Wood tend to flower a little earlier than those in the gardens. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Standen House and Garden


Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex.  RH19 4NE.  National Trust. There are 20 acres of ancient bluebell woods to explore at Standen House and Garden!  Standen Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Burrow Farm Gardens


Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, East Devon, EX13 7ET. Thirteen acres of sweeping lawns and colour themed planting with a rose garden, an ancient oak, and small lake. From the summer house the vista stretches beyond the gardens over the wider landscape. The colours change throughout the year. Open from 10am until 6pm. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Clanger and Picket Woods


Clanger and Picket Woods, Clanger Lane, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4LL.  Woodland Trust. A site of Special Scientific Interest, the ancient woodlands here at Clanger and Picket Woods are home to a variety of plants and wildlife, including carpets of bluebells in springtime.  Listen out for woodpeckers and look out for birds and other wildlife in this special area of woodland.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hackfall


Hackfall, Ripon, North Yorkshire.  HG4 4DY or HG4 3DE.  Woodland Trust. The ancient woodlands at Hackfall have been restored.  You’ll find original features, including follies, grottos and temples in this fantastic woodland.  There’s so much to see here!  You’ll find fabulous waterfalls, meandering streams, and a pond complete with fountain.  Hackfall is home to a great many wildflowers, including bluebells and anemones.  This is a great spot for wildlife and birdwatching!  Sadly, there’s no wheelchair access to Hackfall - the steep slope means this woodland is only suitable for able bodied visitors.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hardcastle Crags


Hardcastle Crags, Midgehole Road, near Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, HX7 7AP.  National Trust. Enjoy the bluebells at Hardcastle Crags and visit the nineteenth century mill at this centre of this wooded valley. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Riverhill Himalayan Gardens


Riverhill Himalayan Gardens open for the season on 13th March 2024.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens open from Wednesday to Sunday, and they also open on Bank Holidays.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens will be open from 10.30am until 5pm.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Riverhill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR.  This beautiful hillside garden has been privately owned by the Rogers family since 1840.  With thousands of bluebells carpeting the woodland, Riverhill Himalayan Garden's Bluebell Festival promises to be a delight!  Visitors can admire the daffodils in the gardens and Riverhill Himalayan Garden's Primrose Meadow and fine specimen trees.  Explore the Edwardian Rock Garden with its extensive fern collection.  Riverhill Himalayan Gardens enjoy extensive views across the Weald of Kent.  For more information and to pre-book tickets to visit Riverhill Himalayan Garden, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Winkworth Arboretum


Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  National Trust.  Open daily from 10am until 4pm.  The landscape at Winkworth Arboretum is carpeted with magnificent displays of bluebells at Winkworth in April and May.  On the first Wednesday of every month, Winkworth Arboretum, offer a free seasonal, guided walk to ensure you see the best areas of the arboretum and don’t miss any flowers.  The walks start at 2pm from January till March, and at 2.30pm from April until October; normal admission rates apply.  For more details please see their website. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Beaulieu Gardens


Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN.  In April and the Wilderness Garden is awash with bluebells.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: The Sculpture Park


The Sculpture Park, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2LH. The Sculpture Park is set in 10 acres of grounds; visitors can explore woodland, lakes, ponds and meadows.  There are displays of bluebells, hyacinths, and wild flowers, as well as 600 sculptures and installations.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm.  Visitors need to pre-book their visit, please click here. for more information. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sculpture by the Lakes


Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QU. The gardens at Sculpture by the Lakes are one of eight BGCI Botanic Gardens in the UK which include The Eden Project, Edinburgh Botanic Garden, The Botanic Garden of Wales and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Sculpture by the Lakes hold a small but important collection of threatened conifers from around the world and also hold the National Collection of Forsythia. There's also a quarter-acre Kitchen Garden. The garden's opening hours are from 10am until 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. For all the details (including information for disabled visitors) and to book your tickets online, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sizergh


Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DZ.  Head to The Knoll in the woodland garden for the first glimmers of spring from delicate winter aconites and snowdrops to colourful bluebells and wood anemones.  Sizergh opens daily from 10am until 3.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Glen Finglas


Glen Finglas, Brig O' Turk, Trossachs, Stirling, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  In the heart of the Trossachs National Park, Glen Finglas' landscape was carved out by glaciers in the last ice age.  The scenery in this part of Scotland is spectacular, encompassing mountains, hills, rivers, and glens.  This is the largest estate the Woodland Trust care for.  In springtime, visitors can admire bluebells flowering in the ancient woods.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Keil’s Den


Keil's Den, Largo, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  This ancient woodland is carpeted with bluebells, wild garlic, and other wild flowers in springtime.  This long and narrow wood provides a good network of paths.  A surfaced multi-use path leads from the small parking area in the south to a rest area with benches by the Keil Burn. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR. National TrustBasildon Park opens daily from 10am until 5pm. Enjoy the displays of daffodils and spring flowers, which are followed by carpets of bluebells and buttercups in the Parkland, at Basildon Park. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Aldouran Glen


Aldouran Glen, Leswalt near Stranraer, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  Aldouran Glen is home to ancient trees and native plants as well as conifers and Rhododendrons.  The name Aldouran Glen means the 'otter's glen' - look out for wildlife as you explore this picturesque landscape and look out for bluebells and wildflowers in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Durham Botanic Garden


Open daily from 10am until 5pm, Durham Botanic Garden benefit from bluebell woods that surround the garden. Durham Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham, North East England, DH1 3TN. For more information about the bluebells in Durham Botanic Garden, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Dunollie Wood


Dunollie Wood, Oban, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  Visit Dunollie Wood and experience Scotland's temperate rainforest.  Admire views over Oban Bay and the carpets of bluebells that sweep over this woodland in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Cliveden Road, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8NS.  National Trust. Visitors to Cliveden can enjoy walking through a sea of bluebells in the ancient woodlands that surround the gardens. There are many wild flowers growing at this National Trust garden; look out for anemones, violets, cowslips, and celandines. Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Crinan Wood


Crinan Wood, Crinan, Scotland.  Woodland Trust.  Crinan Wood is a beautiful temperate rainforest.  Visitors have the chance to spot red squirrels, otters, red deer, harbour seal and pearl-bordered fritillary butterflies.  In springtime, bluebells colour the ground; their flowers contrast with the green of lichens, mosses, ferns, and the fresh green of new leaves.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hughenden


Hughenden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.  HP14 4LA.  National Trust. Take a 1.2 mile walk through Woodcock Wood (here’s a link) taking in the sights and sounds enjoyed in this area of peaceful countryside.  Don’t forget to make time to stop and take in the view; you can admire the village of Hughenden Valley, the Chiltern hills, farmland, and countryside.  Look out for red kites circling above and bluebells covering the ground below.  Hughenden is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Rode Hall’s Bluebell Walks


Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QP.  For all the details of Rode Hall’s bluebell walks, please click here.  Rode Hall opens from 11am until 4pm; for information on Rode Hall's Bluebell Walks, please click here.  Dogs on leads are welcome.  Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Graig Fawr


Graig Fawr, Margam, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Graig Fawr is a site of scientific interest.  Enjoy the bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Cwm George & Casehill Woods


Cwm George & Casehill Woods, Dinas Powys near Cardiff, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Explore the four woodlands at Cwm George & Casehill Woods: Cwm George Wood, Casehill Wood, Pen-y-Turnpike Wood, and Casehill Meadows.  Enjoy the bluebell flowers in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Warriners Wood


Warriners Wood, Kendal, Cumbria.  Woodland Trust. Visitors can walk among the ash and sycamore trees in this woodland, where bluebells cloak the ground, as the weather warms up in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Gaer Fawr Wood


Gaer Fawr Wood, Guilsfield, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Visitors can admire inspiring views of the landscape at Gaer Fawr Wood.  Bluebells carpet the ground of this oak woodland in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sea Wood


Sea Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria. Woodland Trust. Situated at the North-West shore of Morecambe Bay, Sea Wood has so much to offer visitors!  Enjoy the fantastic display of bluebells and anemones, which carpet the floor of this special woodland.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Duncliffe Wood


Duncliffe Wood, Duncliffe Hill, Shaftesbury, DorsetWoodland Trust. Duncliffe Wood is an ancient woodland and a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.   Parts of the woodland are steep, but there are beautiful sights to be found.  Visitors can enjoy walks among the primroses, celandines, anemones, and bluebells, at Duncliffe Wood.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coed Cefn


Coed Cefn, Crickhowell, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Take a scenic circular walk and enjoy the bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Gutteridge Wood


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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Plas Power Woods


Plas Power Woods, Bersham, near Wrexham, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  This beautiful ancient woodland is full of wonder.  The woodland floor beneath the ancient trees is carpeted with bluebells.  There are many other wildflowers and plants to interest nature lovers at Plas Power Woods.  Enjoy a relaxing walk and look out for Kingfishers along the picturesque streams and waterfalls.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Wentwood


Wentwood, Llanvair Discsoed, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Visitors can admire breathtaking views over the Severn Estuary and the lovely sight of bluebell flowers in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: The Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park


The Isabella Plantation at Richmond Park, 173 Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Richmond Park, Richmond, London, TW10 5HP.  Royal Parks. This 40 acre woodland garden is an important nature reserve, it features a pond and stream and many native plants.  Visitors can admire this garden’s collection of Kurume Azaleas in bloom alongside the carpets of bluebells, in springtime. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coed Gwempa


Coed Gwempa, Pontantwn, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Take a leisurely circular walk through the mixed woodland at Coed Gwempa.  The bluebells are a delight in springtime!  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk


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.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Green Castle Woods


Green Castle Woods, Llangain, near Carmarthen, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Visitors can explore two ancient woods and a more recent addition at Green Castle Woods.  The bluebells are a wonderful sight in springtime!  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coombe Meadow Garden Opening by Prior Arrangement


Coombe Meadow Garden will be opening by prior arrangement at Coombe Meadow, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7HU.  Situated by Dartmoor stream, Coombe Meadow Garden was overgrown and neglected. Since 2016, the gardens mature magnolias, camellias, azaleas and other trees have been rescued.  Paths and ponds have been cleared, borders created, bridges and terraces repaired and over 15,000 bulbs planted!  The meadows contain wild daffodils and bluebells.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Exbury Gardens


Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ. Visitors to Exbury Gardens can enjoy the sight of thousands of bluebells in springtime!  Open daily from 10am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coed y Garth


Coed y Garth, Ffynnongroew Mostyn, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  This ancient woodland is predominantly a Sycamore wood with some oak and ash trees.  Visitors will appreciate the bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hinton Ampner


Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA.  National Trust. Make sure you pick up a map when you’re visiting Hinton Ampner.  If you take a 30 minute walk past this National Trust property’s gardens you’ll find Hinton Ampner’s ancient woodland, which features wide tracks that allow visitors to walk through carpets of bluebells. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coed y Gopa


Coed y Gopa, Abergele, Vale of Clywd, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  These two wooded hills present walkers with impressive views over the landscape.  In springtime, take in the sight of the bluebells beneath the trees.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Renishaw Hall Gardens


Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw Park, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S21 3WB. Visitors can admire bluebells in the grounds of Renishaw Hall. Renishaw Hall Gardens are open from Wednesday to Sunday every week; to buy advance tickets to visit Renishaw Hall's gardens, please click here.  For information on how to get to Renishaw Hall, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Micheldever Wood


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!

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: The Vyne


The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL.  National Trust. Visitors to the Vyne can explore the garden’s historic woodlands, which are underplanted with thousands of bluebells.  The Vyne opens daily from 10am until 5pm. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coed Ceunant


Coed Ceunant, Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  Walkers will come across patches of bluebells in the woods at Coed Ceunant, in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Coed Aber Artro


Coed Aber Artro, Llanbedr Harlech, Wales.  Woodland Trust.  The floor of this ancient woodland is carpeted with bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Ashridge Estate


Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT.  National Trust. If you’re looking for a full day’s walk or just an hour, you’ll find a variety of walks at the Ashridge Estate.  Visitors can make use of bridleways, cycleways, and hundreds of footpaths.  In the woodlands on the Ashridge Estate, bluebells carpet the woodland floor as far as the eye can see.  Dockey Wood, part of the Ashridge Estate, really is a super place to enjoy a walk among the bluebells!  There’s a small charge to enter Dockey Wood during peak times, whilst the bluebells are at their peak. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Hyning Scout Wood


Hyning Scout Wood, Yealand Conyers Warton, approximately 5 miles west of the M6 motorway (J35 Carnforth Lancashire).  Woodland Trust.  Hyning Scout lies within the Arnside & Silverdale Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also designated as a Biological Heritage Site.  This semi-natural ancient woodland features some wonderful mature specimen sweet chestnut and beech trees.  Walkers will encounter large boulders on walks through Hyning Scout Wood; these substantial rocks were carried here by glaciers. The woodland formed on the clints and grikes of limestone pavement which dates back to glacial times.  Bluebells are a joy in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Avon Valley Woods


Avon Valley Woods, Woodleigh, South Devon.  Woodland Trust.  Parts of the Avon Valley Woods were the first woodlands the Woodland Trust acquired.  Since then, these marvellous ancient woodlands have been complimented by the planting of new forests.  Visit in springtime to revere in the sight of bluebells carpeting the ground beneath the trees.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Wakehurst Place


Wakehust Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TN.  A National Trust site, managed by Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place, in West Sussex is referred to as Kew’s country garden.  Set in 465 acres, Wakehurt Place’s grounds feature a nature reserve, temperate woodlands, ornamental gardens, and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. There are millions of bluebell bulbs scattered throughout the woodlands at Wakehurst Place. Open daily from 10am until 4.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Masons Wood


Masons Wood, Preston.  Woodland Trust.  Masons Wood is a mixed broadleaf woodland that's carpeted bluebells in springtime.  For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Felley Priory


Felley Priory, Underwood, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, NG16 5FJ. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the Garden and Nursery are open 9am - 4pm; the Tearoom is open 10am - 4pm, with last orders at 3.30pm. Felley Priory also open on the first and third Sunday of each month, from March until September: Garden and Nursery 10am - 4pm and Tearoom 10am - 4pm with last orders at 3.30pm. For more information for visitors, please click here.  In springtime, visitors can admire a carpet of bluebells at Felley Priory.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Armaddy Castle Gardens


During May 2024Ardmaddy Castle, Oban, Argyll, Scotland, PA34 4QY, are opening daily from 9am until dusk.  More details, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Ashenbank Wood


Ashenbank Wood, Halfpence Lane, Gravesend, Cobham, Kent, DA12 3HB.  Woodland Trust. This historic woodland is full of intrigue and beauty.  Visitors can enjoy beautiful displays of bluebells in this ancient woodland, but look out for anemones and other wild flowers blooming under the oak, sweet chestnut, hornbeam, and field maple trees.  This is a great spot for wildlife! You can find more about access and walks in Ashenbank Wood, via this link, here.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Heartwood Forest


Heartwood Forest, Hertfordshire.  Woodland Trust.  Thanks to the Woodland Trust, Heartwood Forest is the largest continuous new native forest in England!  Heartwood's native trees are underplanted with bluebells.  Please stick to the paths - to avoid damaging the bluebells.  For more information, please click here.

More Calendars……

To see my calendar of snowdrop garden openings, snowdrop plant sales, snowdrop talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of daffodil garden openings, daffodil plant sales, daffodil talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of houseplant sales and events, please click here.

To see my Calendar of Specialist Plant Fairs, Plant Sales, Festivals, Plant and Seed Swaps, please click here.

To see my calendar of orchid shows, orchid plant sales, talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of rose garden openings, rose plant sales, rose talks & events, please click here.

To see my calendar of zoom and online gardening talks & events, please click here.

Gardening Advice for April…

For gardening advice for April, please click here.

Gardening Advice for May….

For gardening advice for May, please click here.

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One thought on “Magnificent Bluebell Woods & Bluebell Gardens to Visit

  1. Gemma

    May 9, 2023 at 11:24am

    Great post! We love Antoyn Woodland Garden too. Was stunning when we visited on Sunday.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 9, 2023 at 1:50pm

      Hello Gemma

      Thank you for your message. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Antony Woodland Garden – thank you for getting in touch.

      Best wishes
      Beth

    • Nicky

      March 9, 2024 at 2:41pm

      We love Antony Woodland Garden, quite beautiful with camellias and magnolias at the moment. We visited last weekend.

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        Pumpkin Beth

        March 9, 2024 at 2:46pm

        Hello Nicky

        It’s great to hear from you. I am so glad to know that you enjoyed a lovely visit to Antony Woodland Garden. I hope you’re having a lovely Saturday and a great weekend. Have you seen my Daffodil Calendar and my Specialist Plant Fair Calendar? There are so many fantastic events coming up!

        Best wishes
        Beth

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