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Common Bluebells - Around 70% of Common Bluebells are found in the British Isles and there is probably no where better to see them. The flowers are stunning shades of blue with drooping 'trumpet' like flowers, and heavily scented. They are a protected species and should not be picked. One of our favourite places to see them is at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, in Silk Wood there are massive drifts along trails and paths.

We list gardens, walks and woods on our guide where you can see them and a few other places not on our guide which are worth visiting. From around 1 May depending on location.

If you know somewhere really special let us know and we will add it to the list.

Aberglasney Gardens

Aberglasney Gardens, near Llangathen

Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series ‘A Garden Lost in Time’ which followed its restoration.

Adlington Hall Gardens

Adlington Hall and Gardens, near Macclesfield

Cheshire, Adlington Hall and Garden is situated in the heart of Cheshire home to the same family, the Leghs for over 600 years

Antony Woodland Gardens

Antony Woodland Garden, Torpoint

Cornwall, Antony Woodland Gardens An International Camellia Garden of Excellence with a National Collection of Camellia Japonica

The Gardens at Ardmaddy Castle

Ardmaddy Castle Garden near Oban

Argyll, Ardmaddy Castle Garden surrounds a 15th century castle with lovely views to the sea.

Arley Arboretum near Bewdley

Arley Arboretum, near Bewdley

Worcestershire, Arley Arboretum is one of the oldest Arboretums in Great Britain.

Arlington Court and Garden

Arlington Court and Garden

Devon, Arlington Court is hidden in a wooded valley on the edge of Exmoor.

Blickling Hall Garden, Norfolk

Blickling Hall and Gardens, near Norwich

Norfolk, Blickling Hall is a delightful Jacobean House surrounded by superb gardens.

Bluebell Cottage Gardens, Derbyshire

Bluebell Cottage Garden, near Dutton

Cheshire, Set on a quiet rural lane, this 2 acre garden is packed with plants and rich in wildlife.

Bowood House Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, near Chippenham

Wiltshire, Bowood House is the magnificent home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Landsdowne.

Bowood Rhododendron Garden

Bowood Rhododendron Gardens

Wiltshire, This Rhododendron Garden at Bowood House is extensive and has great displays of rhododendrons

Gardens in Derbyshire, Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey and Garden, near Derby

Derbyshire, Altough the Gardens at Calke Hall are not extensive this National Trust property is a great day out

The Garden at Castle Hill

Castle Hill Gardens, near Barnstaple

Devon, Welcome to Castle Hill, a beautiful Palladian house in its wondrous Grade 1 landscape in North Devon.

Coton Manor Gardens

Coton Manor Garden, Guilsborough

Northamptonshire, This beautiful ten acre garden at Coton Manor occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.

Emmetts Garden in Kent

Emmetts Garden, near Sevenoaks

Kent, This 19th century Emmetts Garden has outstanding views over the surrounding Kent countryside.

Green Island Garden

Green Island Gardens, near Colchester

Essex, Green Island Gardens…..A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth

Hartland Abbey Gardens

Hartland Abbey Gardens

Devon, Hartland Abbey & Gardens were given by Henry VIII to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar whose descendants live here today.

The beautiful gardens at Hatfield House

Hatfield House Gardens

Hertfordshire, Dating from the 17th century, the gardens at Hatfield House have evolved into a gardener’s paradise.

Spring at High Beeches Garden

High Beeches Garden

Sussex, High Beeches Gardens is 27 acres of tranquil and enchanting woodland and water gardens.

Hinton Ampner Gardens

Hinton Ampner House and Garden, near Winchester

Hampshire, Hinton Ampner is a great garden set in the rolling Hampshire countryside.

The lovely gardens at Hodnet Hall

Hodnet Hall Gardens

Shropshire, The garden at Hodnet Hall are set in 60 acres of woodland with collections of magnolias, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons with brilliant displays in the spring including Bluebells.

Hole Park Gardens

Hole Park Gardens

Kent, Tucked away in the Weald of Kent, between the pretty village of Rolvenden and the charming town of Cranbrook, lies Hole Park Gardens which has to be one of the best gardens in Kent.

Igtham Mote and Garden

Ightham Mote Garden, near Sevenoaks

Kent, Ightham Mote and garden nestles in a sunken valley and dates from 1320.

The wonderful Kew Gardens in London

Kew Gardens

Surrey, Kew Gardens - The ultimate Botanical Garden in the World, and not to be missed.

Kingston Lacy Gardens in Dorset, a great place to visit

Kingston Lacy Gardens, Wimborne

Dorset, Kingston Lacy House and Gardens is 17th century Italian inspired family home surrounded by 300 acres of formal gardens and parkland

 Lanhydrock House Gardens

Lanhydrock House and Gardens, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Lannhydock House and Garden is one of our favourite places to visit

Lydney Spring Garden

Lydney Spring Gardens

Gloucestershire, Set in beautiful countryside the Lydney Spring Gardens are in an enchanted secluded wooded valley with lakes and a profusion of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and other flowering shrubs and trees.

Nymans Garden

Nymans Garden, near Crawley

Sussex, Nymans Garden is one of the finest gardens in England. See why we rate it so highly.

Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens, near Wadhurst

Sussex, There are magnificent views; a walled garden containing a Rose Walk, Rose Garden and Kitchen Garden; Victorian greenhouse; herbaceous borders and much more.

Pencarrow House Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens, near Bodmin

Cornwall, Pencarrow House, another Cornish garden and extensive woodland best early summer.

Gardens at Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall Gardens

Yorkshire, HHA Garden of the Year!

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