It’s time to shake off your winter blues and raise your spirits with a visit to a refreshing spring garden. From beds of yellow daffodils, buds of delicate blossom and colourful tulips, the gardens are waking up after their winter slumbers. UK caravans for hire provide affordable accommodation for a well-deserved spring break and here are some of the most amazing gardens for you to enjoy.
Blickling Estate Gardens, Norfolk
This National Trust, 55-acre garden is amongst the finest in England. You will discover peonies, wisteria, rhododendrons, azaleas, bluebells and daffodils, as well as quiet areas to sit and contemplate the view. If you want to escape from your busy life try to find the hidden garden, a wonderful place to sit in peace and quiet and enjoy the songbird chorus.
Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
Amongst the ruins of the 12th century Fountains Abbey, you will find various spring flowers growing in this breathtaking landscape. Look out for anemones and primroses, and don’t miss the unforgettable perfume of wild garlic in the wooded areas around the Abbey.
Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
This is a wonderful place to spend the day, with 3800 acres of gardens and parkland, a magnificent lake and peaceful woodlands. The delightful kitchen garden is renowned for growing many varieties of vegetables, fruit and herbs. A visit to the Lime-tree Avenue, at over 2 miles long, is a must.
The best time to visit this rhododendron woodland garden is during the 6 -week period from mid-April until early June, when the stunning exhibits are at their finest. With 60 acres of gardens surrounding the Palladian mausoleum built in 1762, enjoy many astounding displays of Asian rhododendrons, plus many other spring-flowering shrubs such as azaleas, camellias and magnolias.
Stonyford Cottage, Cheshire
Set in a sheltered valley near to Delamere Forest this stunning, informal garden has been planted around a tranquil pool, with many moisture and shade-loving plants; including hostas, astilbes and primulas all growing beside streams, fountains and pools. In springtime, the displays of giant marsh marigolds, iris and candelabra primulas are a beauty to behold.
Spetchley Park, Worcestershire
The Victorian Garden, designed by Ellen Willmott, at Spetchley Park boasts a deer park and a worldwide collection of plants. The shrub garden featuring many azaleas, magnolias and camellias is complemented by the drifts of spring flowers including the well-known Narcissi Spetchley.
UK Caravans for Hire
With so many modern UK caravans for hire, you can take a short break, or longer if you wish, in any of the above locations. These magnificent gardens are open to the public to view the exquisite spring flowers. Check out the various locations on Rent My Caravan, where you can book to stay on any of the holiday parks near to the gardens that interest you the most.