Discover the first signs of spring in Kent

first signs of spring
February 21 2020 | Garden What's on

the first signs of spring

Explore the first signs of spring at Hever Castle

Leaving work and the sky isn’t pitch black? Not having to wear quite so many layers? We’re coming to the end of winter and we’re ready to welcome in the spring.

The spring bulbs have begun to brighten the vast expanses of green here at Hever. We’ve got a liquorice allsorts selection of spring bulb colour throughout the grounds, including snowdrops, cyclamen, crocuses, aconites and anemones. 

The snowdrops can be seen edging Anne Boleyn’s Orchard and the Inner Moat as well as along the Outer Moat. If you wander further afield, you’ll find springs bulbs scattered throughout the wooded areas of Sunday Walk and Anne Boleyn’s Walk. Join our Snowdrop Walk!

The vibrant yellows and purples of the winter crocuses, adorn Horse Shoe Lawn, sprinkled in amongst the pure white snowdrops. For something a bit different head to the Winter Garden and try to seek out the giant snowdrops! 

the first signs of spring

Looking ahead to the change of the seasons, we’ve already noticed the first daffodils start to bloom, see these around the edge of the Castle and watch as the carpet of yellow trumpets starts to build across the Orchard. 

The camellias have taken a hold of Pergola Walk with a reminder of the much-loved rose buds to come later in the year. The magnolias and cherry blossom elevate the spring colour to the sky and kick out a pleasant fresh spring scent opposite the Castle forecourt, and the hyacinths are as much a treat for the nose as they are for the eye!

Spring is the season to get your senses stimulated. Make sure you make the most of it here at Hever Castle. Find out more about our upcoming events.

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