Today’s post features beautiful images of bluebells at Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey.
A woodland covered with a carpet of these pretty blue-purple coloured wild flowers is a sign that spring is well and truly here…although with the wonderful weather some of us have been having in the UK lately, you might wonder if summer’s actually arrived early!
Lisa Cox of Lisa Cox Garden Designs sent me these photos which she took a couple of years ago. I wasn’t sure whether the bluebells were in bloom yet at Winkworth, so I called them yesterday and they advised me that if you visit over the next day or two, the bluebells will be in their true blanket form.
Did you know?
- Some bluebells lack blue pigment and the flower is white.
- As well as native bluebells, there are also Spanish bluebells. Click here to find out the differences.
- Some estimates suggest that the UK has up to half of the world’s total bluebell population.
So, if you’re looking to make the most of the lovely weather forecast for this Easter weekend, why not visit Winkworth Arboretum?
Or if you’re not in the Surrey area, you can find your nearest bluebells in the UK by visiting the Woodlands Trust website.
(Images : Lisa Cox)