10 beautiful gardens to visit this spring


Are you planning a fun family day out this spring?

Discover these gorgeous landscaped gardens and enjoy the colours of the blooming flowers of the season! Head over to Wales, Cornwall or Kent and admire lovely daffodils, tulips and magnolias and let your little ones burn off some energy outdoors!

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Emmets Garden

1) Emmetts Garden, Kent

Emmetts garden is filled with wonderful colours and lots of marvellous flower species. Head over to Kent this spring to spot some lovely bluebells, rhododendrons, tulips (4,000 bulbs!) and azaleas. Take pictures in the Rock Garden and admire the lovely view!

2) Bodnant Garden, Conwy, Wales

Discover the fantastic plant collections including daffodils, bluebells, cherry blossom and magnolias. Bodnant Garden is home to a huge number of plant species from all around the world. With 80 acres to explore, a good pair of shoes will be necessary! Remember to book a guided walk and visit the beautiful Poem mausoleum (open on the last Tuesday of the month).

3) Pashley Manor, East Sussex

This breath-taking Tudor Manor is located on the border of Sussex and Kent. If you’d like to spend a wonderful day surrounded by roses, fountains, sculptures and tulips, this is a place for you! Take part in the Tulip Festival and admire the garden covered in over 40,000 beautiful tulips. If you get a little peckish, enjoy homemade meals in the café and head over to gift shop to buy some lovely souvenirs!

4) Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is not only home to azaleas, magnolias and many other beauties but also specialises in education and recreation. Visit the Gardens with your little explorers and encourage them to clamber on the tree house, explore the bamboo tunnels, play and discover. Take pictures of the Himalayan Valley covered in azaleas, hydrangeas, pieris and many other lovely plants.

 

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Bodnant Garden

5) Greencombe Gardens, Somerset

Greencombe Gardens are famous for the stunning erythroniums, trillium grandiflorum and many more. This small and lovely garden, started in 1946 and located in the beautiful Somerset is filled with secrets, smells and wonderful colours. It’s open every day from April to July so don’t miss the opportunity to visit it this spring

6) Trewidden Garden, Cornwall

Trewidden Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Cornwall. It’s home to a collection of over 300 camellias and magnolias and to one of the largest tree fern dells in Europe. Your children will love the Trewidden Trail designed specially for them! Let your little ones enjoy the Trail and join a garden tour! Don’t forget to order a delicious Cornish cream tea at the end of your stay.

7) Audley End, Essex

This is a perfect place for the hungry ones! You can find 120 varieties of apples and 40 types of pears in the Garden. Stroll around, have a delicious coffee, let your children ride wooden horses and enjoy the brilliant play area and have a wonderful family day out! You can also visit the Stable Yard if you want to meet horses or the coal gallery to explore the life of a Victorian servant.

 

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Audley End House and Gardens

8) Fenton House and Garden, London

Fenton House is a wonderful 17th-century house with walled garden. If you live in London, you can feel the atmosphere of the countryside without leaving the city! Enjoy thousands of colourful plants throughout the season. Daffodils, apple and pear trees, crocus and many more will brighten up your day. Wander through apple orchard, discover the early musical instruments from the Benton Fletcher collection and explore the brilliant ceramics collection displayed in Fenton House.

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Sheffield Park and Garden

9) Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield, East Sussex

The garden was laid out by Capability Brown in the 18th century. Admire lovely daffodils, bluebells and azaleas (the garden is home to the national collection of Ghent Azaleas) and take pictures of the beautiful lakes and the Pulham Falls. Sheffield park is also home to many different types of trees. The garden provides lots of outdoor activities for children (seasonal trails, playing in the stream and many more) so your little ones will never be bored!

10) Sizergh Castle: Cumbria, England

This seven-hectare castle garden is carpeted with tulips in multiple colours (have you ever seen black tulips?!), daffodils and roses. You will also spot some of birds, frogs and bees (be careful though!). Play croquet on the lawn with your family, stroll around the Mirror Lake and finish your stay in the café enjoying some delicious treats.