Spring officially begins on Saturday 20th March this year but many class the 1st March as the start of the season.

You may be thinking spring can’t come quick enough and there are already a few early signs – longer daylight hours and patches of snowdrops... 

Our hotel gardens have started to come alive with the spring time and our Garden Teams are busy taking care of the natural landscape that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

Why not visit one of our gorgeous gardens for a stroll? You’ll find all kinds of spring blooms as well as an abundance of cheerful wildlife. It really is a wonderful time to embrace the great British countryside and after the grey and brown landscape of the early part of the year, a bit of colour goes a long way to help us feel refreshed and revived. Click here to view our hotels.

Spring-blooming flowers are arguably the most pleasing of all as they speckle the land with their colourful presence. Here are a collection of our favourites.


Spotting these purple petals sprouting from the ground is an instant feel good moment. Yellow and white versions are also seen.


The infamous sunshine floral affiliated with Easter, a bunch of these is sure to brighten the day.


There's nothing quite like stumbling upon a carpet of bluebells, this sight is not to be missed as they don't stick around for long!

British Tulips

Full of charm and often found in a myriad of colour. Why not put together a few different bouquets for a colour explosion?

Pansies and Violas

Both adorable and resilient despite their delicate appearance. What’s the difference between the two? If the flower has four petals pointing upwards and only one pointing downward it is a Pansy and if the flower has two petals pointing upwards and two downward it is a Viola!


This spring bloom is found in white, canary yellow, deep purple and pink variations and often makes an appearance when snow is on the ground.


Packing a punch in both beauty and fragrance, you’ll smell them before you see them in shades of lilac and pink.