Take a stroll around these woods and gardens to see beautiful bluebell displays.

Beautiful nodding bluebell.

Enjoy the vibrant blues and wonderful scent of bluebells. The temperature and amount of rainfall we have over the winter and spring will determine how early or late the flowers will appear and how long the season will last.

In southern parts of the UK bluebells will flower up to two weeks earlier than northern areas.

In Scotland, bluebells are also referred to as harebells.

I've listed below a few outstanding examples of bluebell displays.


Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust has hundreds of bluebell woods across the UK. Visit their website to see some of the best.


Dawyck Botanic Gardens
A 65-acre botanic garden in the Scottish Borders filled with snowdrops, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas and one of Scotland's finest tree collections.

North West

Rode Hall and Gardens   Twitter    Facebook    Instagram  
A beautiful walk through the Old Wood to see the stunning carpet of bluebells.


Dudmaston   Twitter    Facebook    Instagram  
The bluebell wood comes into flower from mid-April to late-May, depending on the weather earlier in the year.

Felley Priory
One of the best gardens in the Midlands, especially in spring with bluebell wood and daffodils flowering in the orchard.


Bodnant Gardens
Carpets of bluebells in spring.


Blakenham Woodland Garden
A combination of English woodland and planted garden. Glades and clearings of spring flowering snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells and later spring flowering azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias. The garden is open from early March until late June.

Sutton Hoo
Walk through the woods and see the bluebells in all their glory.


Hatchlands Park
Bluebells in an ancient wood in the spring.

Painshill Park   Twitter    Facebook    Instagram  
An award-winning, landscape garden created in the 18th century by Charles Hamilton. Regarded as one of the finest examples of the English Landscape Movement. The winding paths run around the Serpentine Lake, ruined abbey, Gothic Temple and though the woodland to see beautiful vistas. Large drifts of daffodils and bluebells can be seen in the spring.

South East

Ashridge Estate   Twitter    Facebook    Instagram  
Ancient woodland and rolling landscapes.

Hole Park Garden   Twitter    Facebook  
A privately owned, 16-acre garden and bluebell wood. Check the bluebell barometer to pick the perfect time to visit. In the 'Vineyard' are six standard wisteria, pruned to look like trees. Further plantings of wisteria, roses and clematis can be seen in the grounds.

South West

Antony Estate   Twitter    Facebook    Instagram  
The estate includes a 100-acre Antony Woodland Gardens, with over 600 varieties of camellia, including the National Collection of Camelia japonica, over 250 types of magnolia, plus rhododendrons, hydrangeas and traditional garden borders looking especially good, flowering in the spring. Not to be confused with Antony, the National Trust property.

Pencarrow House & Garden   Twitter    Facebook    Instagram  
Large Georgian mansion, formal gardens and ancient woodlands. Snowdrop Sundays, bluebell wood and camellia and rhododendron displays. Over 400 varieties of rhododendron.

Knightshayes Court
The bluebell wood includes rare varieties of native English pink and white bluebells.

Before travelling to one of these destinations, please check their website for closing times. In autumn and winter they often close at dusk also check availability as some sites may restrict numbers, because they are carrying out forest maintenance, have an overwhelming number of visitors wanting to see the displays, particularly at the weekend and some of the smaller sites don't have the capacity for large groups.

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