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More bluebells in the Surrey Hills

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Apr 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

Winkworth Arboretum in April Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I had a frivolous day off yesterday to go walking with a good friend of mine.  We chose a route that would take in some bluebells and we weren’t disappointed.  The walk went from Milford to Godalming in Surrey and took in Winkworth Arboretum as well as many other bluebells woods along the way. I didn’t fancy carrying my SLR around with me, but did take some images with my pocket camera and they’ve come out reasonably well considering.

Surrey cottage and church Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The walk started at Milford station and took in some farmland and beautiful cottages for the first couple of miles.  The oak tree below captured my heart – they’re such majestic trees.

Majestic oak tree in Surrey hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And then we came to the first woodland with a mass of bluebells…

Bluebells at Winkworth Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Part of the walk went along some of the Greensand Way which took us up onto a ridge with far reaching views to the South Downs..

View of South Downs from Greensand Way Lisa Cox Garden Designs

…and many more bluebells along the way with wood anemones and early bracken.  The colours are so vibrant at this time of year!

Bluebells and Wood Anemone Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And then we reached Winkworth Arboretum which is one of the best woodlands in Surrey to see the bluebells.  You have to pay to explore in depth, but there is a footpath which runs through the middle so we were able to enjoy some of the bluebells at least.

Bluebell season at Winkworth Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Then we wound our way towards Godalming…

Bluebell wood near Godalming Surrey Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Bluebell wood in Surrey Hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We were so lucky with the weather, just a small shower in the middle and we certainly got our fix of bluebells.  I urge you to get out and find one before it’s too late!  For can fine more details about visiting Winkworth on the National Trust website.


(Images: Lisa Cox)

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