Spring Gardens to Visit in the UK

23 April 2023

Now that Spring is in full swing, it’s a great time to get out and visit some of the natural beauty the UK has to offer. The UK prides itself on having some of the best kept gardens and outdoor spaces, providing a constant source of inspiration for artists and interior designers alike. From the emerald green stretches of lawn, to the vibrant hues of spring wild flowers, there are so many pockets of brilliance to visit that it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you begin, we’ve pulled together some of our top Spring Gardens to visit.

Laburnum Arch, Bodnant Garden   
Pictured: Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Garden, Clwyd

The Savill Garden, Surrey
Part of the Windsor Great Park Estate, the Savill Garden showcases the glory of Spring in the UK. Featuring an abundance of mature specimens including magnolia, rhododendron, and hybrid Loderi which now only look striking but also give off a fantastic scent and aroma to truly captivate the senses. 

Great Comp, Kent
Located on the greensand ridge, a geological feature, this Italianate was originally conceptualised in the 1950’s and was later open to the public in the late 1960’s, since then, it has been a colourful reminder of the liveliness Spring brings to its plantlife. Featuring a wide array of tulips, daffodils, and muscari, along with spring favourites rhododendrons, magnolias and camelias. 

Arduaine Garden, Argyll
Set on the West Coast of Scotland, Arduaine Garden can thank its formation from the Gulf Stream. This historic garden features over 200 rhododendrons, primula, and iris, but the standout in this space are the bounty of Himalayan poppies, a must see.

Bodnant Garden, Clwyd
Regarded as one of the UK’s finest gardens, Bodnant Garden bursts to life in Spring with its array of daffodils in Old Park Meadow, which compliment its collections of magnolia and rhododendron. There are also extensive plantings of cherry and viburnum which provide the sweetest of fragrances, this combined with the arches of golden yellow flowers make for a truly transportive experience. 

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
This park was once rooted with a grand stately home, and even though the walled garden still remains, the home has been replaced with a wide range of natural beauty. Featuring rolling hills of tulips, blossoms of wall-trained fruit trees, and fresh rhubarb, providing the sweetest of aromas for your visit. Outside the walled garden, beneath Cedar Avenue, lie 80,000 bulb plantings, patiently awaiting their chance to enhance this already stunning space. 

Wherever you decide to visit, be sure to take your time, breathe, and truly enjoy the experience, taking in everything that nature has to offer around you.


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