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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.

Gardens in Worcestershire

Arley Arboretum, near Bewdley

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

Arley Hall Garden

Arley Hall Garden, near Northwich

Cheshire, The gardens at Arley Hall date from the 1700s.

Arlington Court Garden

Arlington Court and Garden

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

There is a pretty water garden at the Clan Donald Estate on the Isle of Skye

Armadale Castle, Garden and Museum the Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye, Clan Donald Skye has 40 acres of exotic trees, shrubs and flowers in its gardens.

Belton House Garden

Belton House and Garden, near Grantham

Lincolnshire, The Gardens at Belton House built in the late 1600s have been restored over recent years.

Benvarden Garden, County Antrim

Benvarden Garden, Ballymoney

County Antrim, The red brick walled garden at Benvarden Garden features climbers, espalier trained fruit trees. There is a lovely rose garden, herbaceous borders, a box parterre.

Blickling Hall Garden

Blickling Hall and Gardens, near Norwich

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

Bluebell Cottage Gardens

Bluebell Cottage Garden, near Dutton

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

Beautiful Gardens Cornwall

Bonython Estate Gardens, Helston, Lizard

Cornwall, The beautiful Bonython Estate Gardens near Helston on the Lizard - a great treat for garden lovers

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

Burncoose Garden & Nursery

Burncoose Gardens and Nurseries, near Redruth

Cornwall, Great plant nursery with informal Spring displays of rhododendrons.

Calke Abbey Garden

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

Castle Hill Garden

Castle Hill Gardens, near Barnstaple

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

Clyne Gardens

Clyne Gardens, near Swansea

Glamorgan, These 19th century landscaped Clyne Gardens of 50 acres were created by the Vivian family who sponsored plant expeditions overseas.

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.

Dorothy Clive Garden

Dorothy Clive Garden, near Market Drayton

Shropshire, The Dorothy Clive Garden is intimate and informal with lovely views over the Shropshire hills

Dudmaston House Gardens

Dudmaston House Garden

Shropshire, This 17th century House, Dudmaston has delightful gardens which are a mass of colour in the Spring.

Emmetts Garden

Emmetts Garden, near Sevenoaks

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

Geilston Garden

Geilston Garden, near Cardross

Dunbartonshire, Geilston is a compelling and diverse 10-acre garden, enjoyed for its tranquillity but packed with horticultural delights.

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.

Hatfield House Garden

Hatfield House Gardens

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

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.

Hodnet Hall Garden

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.

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