While the Netherlands are famed for their breath-taking tulip fields, there are scores of equally impressive flower displays closer to home in the UK. We've taken a look at some of the best places to visit across Britain for colourful, seasonal blooms this spring including bluebells, tulips and cherry blossoms.
Bluebells in the Spinney at Grey's Court, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire
Visit Greys Court in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire in the coming weeks for your chance to walk among a carpet of bluebells in the beautiful Spinney wood. The bluebells are currently in full bloom at this National Trust estate, where you will also see daffodils, wild flowers and tulips planted along your route. Find out more at nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court.
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Tulips and spring blooms at Mottisfont House, Hampshire
The gardens of National Trust residence Mottisfont House in Hampshire are filled with bright tulips, spring bulbs and a walled rose garden that are well worth a visit in the coming weeks. Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont to plan your visit.
Cherry blossom in Greenwich Park, London
You don't need to escape the city to catch the short-lived cherry blossom season. Greenwich Park in London is home to an incredible avenue of cherry blossom trees, with a covered walkway of beautiful pink blooms. You won't be able to resist taking photos.
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Enjoy a daffodil walk at Brodie Castle near Forres, in Moray, Scotland
Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Brodie Castle is surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside and flowers including spring daffodils. Visit on the 22 and 23 April for a guided walk of the Brodie daffodil collection and an exhibition in the stables. Plan your visit on nts.org.uk.
Stroll through lavender fields in Yorkshire
Lavender season gets underway in the next few weeks, with the Yorkshire Lavender Farm in York one of the most popular places to visit. As well as admiring the vibrant colours and heady scents in the fields, you can also pay a visit to the farm's tea room and gift shop filled with a selection of lavender and herbal products. Get more information at yorkshirelavender.com.
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