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Spring at Wakehurst

During April and May join us to celebrate spring with our Bluebells and Brimstones festival, you'll see rifts of daffodils, crocuses, bluebells and primroses in dazzling displays of spring colour and gorgeous newborn lambs.

Spring lambs at Wakehurst

Spring lambs at Wakehurst

The Bluebells and Brimstones festival is a celebration of Wakehurst’s spring flowers, with a variety of events including guided walks through the beautiful woodlands and arboreta, special open days at the estate’s Loder Valley Nature Reserve, and  falconry displays.

Wakehurst is renowned for its spring flowers, and seasonal highlights around the 500 acre estate will include drifts of daffodils, crocuses, bluebells and primroses which all provide dazzling displays of spring colour, along with rhododendrons and magnolias. Exact flowering times vary according to weather conditions  – but this year could be a bumper display following the mild, wet winter.

During May you will be also able see Wakehurst’s newborn Southdown lambs take their first steps.

Two of Wakehurst’s National Plant Collections are also at their most attractive in spring - the birch collection displays magnificent coloured stems in Bethlehem Wood and the National Skimmia collection becomes a mass of beautifully scented white flowers in April.

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