Sykes’ Guide to Spring Flowers

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The UK is home to a number of native and foreign flowers that bloom during the spring months and awaken our gardens from their wintry slumber. Here at Sykes we love the bright colours and heavenly scents commonly associated with spring flowers and to celebrate this colourful array of plants we’ve compiled a list of our favourite flowers along with a guide on where to find them this spring. So keep reading for an eye catching display of the UK’s best spring flowers.

Paeonia (Peony)

Paeonia are a spring time favourite here in Britain; easy to grow and very adaptable, these flowers are ideal for green-fingered beginners. For your chance to view a 100 meter peony border head to Penshurst Palace and Gardens in west Kent during May or June when their peonies are in full bloom.

Crocus

The crocus is one of the first flowers to bloom after the New Year.  Covering the ground in a rich purple, these flowers are hard to miss on a bright spring morning. We would suggest a visit to Kew Royal Botanic Gardens this April to view their gorgeous crocuses as they carpet the ground between Victoria Gate and King William’s Temple.

Daffodils

Via Flickr

Via Flickr

The daffodil is a much loved flower, especially in Wales where it takes pride of place as one of their national symbols. For a chance to view hundreds of daffodils all at once take a trip to The Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute in Scotland where the daffodils take shelter in the 50 acres of woodland.

Bluebells

Found in ancient woodlands throughout the UK, a field of bluebells is almost magical when viewed on a spring evening. These dainty flowers can be found in almost all wooded areas but for a truly enchanting experience we propose a visit to the private wood at Cotton Manor; the perfect spot for a picnic amongst the flowers.

Magnolia

Growing on tress or on shrubs the beautiful Magnolia is wondrous to behold and my personal favourite of all the spring flowers. The Great Gardens of Cornwall currently have seven charming Magnolia Campbellii Champion trees which shouldn’t be missed this spring – make sure to squeeze in a visit before the flowers begin to fade.

Aquilegia (Columbine)

The alluring Aquiline can be found hiding in meadows and woodlands just like the ones found at Bodnant Gardens. Not so easily spotted these colourful flowers can sometimes be passed by, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the brilliant white petals standing out against the fresh green spring grass as these pretty flowers will not disappoint.

If you’re thinking of escaping the city and exploring the British countryside is search of spring flowers this year then don’t forget to visit our spring sale page where you will find all our latest offers and discounts!

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By Nicole Westley

As a food lover Nicole can often be found in the kitchen, covered in flour and experimenting with new tastes! When not making a mess she loves to explore her Celtic roots by roaming the Scottish countryside or exploring the bays along the Anglesey coast with her fiancé.

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