Spring has arrived and what better way to delight your senses than with the sight and scent of a sea of bluebells.
With more than half the global population of bluebells blossoming on UK shores, Britain’s beautiful blue spring is a quintessential part of our native landscape – and The National Trust is one of the most important organisations in the UK for bluebell conservation as a quarter of the its woodland is ancient or semi-natural, the ideal habitats for bluebells to flourish.
The blooming date for bluebells varies depending on the weather, but you can usually expect to see them in April and May. The top National Trust places here in Kent where you can enjoy bluebells in all their glory include:
• Emmetts Garden.
• Sissinghurst Castle Garden, where you can enjoy bluebell and wildflower walks on 24th and 29th April at 2pm. Cream tea included, £15 per person. Booking is essential on 0844 249 1895.
• Knole, where spring and bluebells family walks take place on 6th and 7th May from 2pm-5pm. This six-mile guided walk takes you along a pre-historic riverbed through Knole’s 1,000-acre park. Free event.
• For more information, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk