Searching for bluebells

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Apr 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

Bluebells in White Down Surrey Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope you had a lovely Easter!?  We made the most of the good weather and went in search of bluebells.  They’re out early this year and, although they need a bit more time to be fully at their best, they still looked pretty spectacular.

Bluebell wood Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I don’t think there’s much that can beat the sight of an English bluebell wood.  We’re very lucky to have lots here in the South East – you may remember I went on a wildflower photography course in Kent last year and the bluebells there were spectacular.

Bluebell wood White Down Surrey Lisa Cox Garden Designs

English bluebell wood Lisa Cox Garden Designs

This year we went to White Down in the Surrey Hills, you walk just 5 mins from the road and the sea of blue opens out before you.

Blubells at White Down Surrey Lisa Cox Garden Designs

White Down Bluebell Wood Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Bluebells are scented too – even though they weren’t fully out, the perfume in the air was still wonderful.

English bluebells Lisa Cox Garden Designs

English Bluebells in Surrey Lisa Cox Garden Designs

English bluebells at White Down Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But it wasn’t only the bluebells that were on show – the wild Ajuga was in flower too…

Wild ajuga Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And the bracken fronds were starting to unfurl in a very dramatic way…

Unfurling bracken fronds Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The beech trees too were coming to life – I’ve never really noticed the flowers before…

Flowering beech tree Lisa Cox Gardeb Designs

You still have some time to go searching for bluebells.  Winkworth Arboretum is a fabulous place to see them as  is Hatchlands Park, but if you’re a bit more adventurous, there’s plenty to see out in the countryside too.


(Images: Lisa Cox)

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