Coton Manor Gardens  Near Guilsborough

Northamptonshire

01604 740 219; www.cotonmanor.co.uk

One of the best places to enjoy bluebells – which have just come into flower – is the private wood at Coton Manor. During this time, the gardens are open everyday until the end of flowering from 12pm to 5.30pm.

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Wakehurst Place

Ardingly

Haywards Heath

West Sussex

Kew’s country garden in Sussex which boasts acres of native bluebells

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Wilderness Wood

Hadlow Down

East Sussex

01825 830509

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An award winning woodland which recently won and award from RASE. The bluebells have just come into flower – perfect timing to follow their specially created bluebell path.

Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

Bates Green Farm

Arlington

Tye Hill Road

Polegate

East Sussex

01323 485151

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Eight bluebell trails of varying length have been developed at this farm (open until May 22)

Calke Abbey

Ticknall

Derbyshire

01332 863822

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One of the National Trust’s best properties for bluebells

Willesley Wood

Ashby de la Zouch

Leicestershire

01476 581135

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Under the care of the Woodland Trust, Willesley Wood is a popular spot for admiring bluebells.map

The Bluebell Woods of Yoxall Lodge

Newchurch

Burton-upon-Trent

Staffordshire

01283 575237

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Three woodland walks provide access to a magical carpet of bluebells which covers the floor of these beautiful natural old woodlands.

Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood Country Park

Newtown Linford

Leicestershire

0116 2362716

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This is Leicestershire’s most popular country park where 150 acres of ancient woodland are smothered in bluebells in May.

Blickling in Norfolk

Blickling

Norwich

Norfolk

NR11 6NF

Three waymarked walks. Stroll through the Great Wood and chance upon a wonderful display of bluebells.

For further information, tel: 01263 738030. .

Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire

Greenfields

Bringsty

nr Bromyard

Herefordshire

WR6 5TB

Telephone: 01885 488099. Waymarked woodland walks through some of the finest stands of trees in the county, past wooden sculptures. Download a 1.5 mile Wildlife Walk at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/walks.