Top 10 places to see spring flowers in Surrey
From early March, Surrey is awash with colour as the spring flowers burst into bloom. Here are a few places to explore and enjoy the blossoms and blooms as spring arrives in Surrey. It is always best to contact the garden or park before your visit for a "bloom status" update.
1. RHS Wisley Gardens
RHS Wisley Gardens are well worth a visit throughout the year but in March the carpets of crocus and daffodils are quite spectacular. This is quickly followed by the most glorious colours as the camellia's magnolias and rhododendrons start to bloom. In addition, from 18th March – 23rd April you can also enjoy a beautiful display on orchids in the glass house.
Where: Wisley Garden, Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
When: Daily 10am-6pm.
Cost: Adults £15.50, children, £7.70, family £39.30.
Telephone: 0845 260 9000
More Information: www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley
2. Guildford Castle Ground
A walk around the grounds of Guildford Castle grounds makes a wonderful experience for both the eye and nose at springtime. The vivid tulip beds are simply spectacular.
Where: Castle Street, Guildford Surrey GU1 3TU
When: 8am until dusk
Telephone: 01483 444751
More Information: www.guildford.gov.uk/castlegrounds
(Image - Guildford Castle grounds)
Painshill, an oasis of calm is a joy to walk around in the springtime. The wild daffodils are glowing with sunshine yellow guaranteed to brighten up even the dullest March day and bluebells in April are a highlight of walk around these stunning 18th century landscape gardens.
Where: Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1JE
When: Daily 10am – 6pm
Cost: Adult: £8.00, Concession: £7.00, Child Ticket (5-16) £4.50 Family: £27.00
Telephone: 01932 868113
More information: www.painshill.co.uk/
4. Hatchlands Park
There is a real beauty and serenity at Hatchland in late April when the grounds are carpeted in a haze of blue as the bluebells start to bloom. With trails and an amazing natural adventure area, Wizard Wix’s there is also plenty to keep the kids occupied.
Where: Hatchlands, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7RT
When: Daily 10am-5.00pm.
Cost: Parkland only Adults: £7.00 Family: £17.50
Telephone: 01483 222482
More Information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park
5. Bushy Park – Woodland Gardens
Signed trails take you through the best of the spring flowers, from daffodils in late March to the bluebell carpets of April and May. There are plenty of places to sit and take in the view.
Where: Hampton Court Road, Hampton TW12 2EJ
When: Park open Daily, 6.30am – 7pm - Woodland Gardens opens between 9am and 9.30am until dusk.
Cost : Free.
Telephone: 0300 061 2250
(image - Woodland Gardens, Bushy Park)
6. Richmond Park
Richmond Park's stunningly beautiful woodland garden, has an amazing collection of azaleas and rhododendrons. Each year in late April, the ground is carpeted with a mist of bluebells
Where: Richmond Park, Surrey, TW10 5HZ
When: Daily 7am-6pm
Telephone: 0300 061 2200
7. Ramster Gardens
You’ll not be disappointed by the by the abundant display of spring flowering shrubs including Camelias, Magnolias, Azaleas, and Rhododendrons at Ramster Gardens.
Where: Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Godalming Surrey GU8 4SN
When: Daily 10th March to 11th June 2017 10am - 5pm daily
Cost: Adults: £7.00, under 16s free.
Telephone: 01428 654167
8. Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens boasts one of the biggest displays of seasonal flowers in England. You will be greeted by millions of blue, white and mauve crocuses in March, whilst a little later the colours and scents are spectacular in the garden as the tulips and magnolias come into full bloom.
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE.
When: Daily 10am-5.30pm.
Cost: Adults: £15.50, Concessions: £14.50 Children 4 -16: £2.50.
Telephone: 0208 3325655
The daffadils and bluebell displays at Winkworth can be spectacular.
Where: Hascombe Road, Hascombe Surrey GU8 4AD
When: Daily 10.00am-5.00pm.
Cost: Adults £8.40, children £4.20.
Telephone: 01483 208477
10. Saville Gardens
The Azalea walk, when the azaleas are in full of bloom is a sight to behold, as is the spring wood.
Where: The Savill Garden, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0UU
When: Daily 10.00am-6.00pm.
Costs: Adults: £5.00, under 16s free.
Telephone: 01753 860 222
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