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Celebrating Easter holidays in the UK? Where to go for springtime blooms

Written by Fiona

March 15 2022

With the easter holidays coming soon, there will be many people who will enjoy seeing an array of springtime blooms. If you are the adventure type, love flowers and you’re spending your Easter holidays in the UK, this article lists a few destinations you’ll probably want to pay a visit to.  

Why flowers are popular during Easter 

Besides their beauty, one of the reasons flowers are so popular during Easter (and other occasions or holidays) is their symbolism. For instance, Easter lilies are known to symbolise purity and resurrection, while the Easter cactus symbolises rebirth.

From tulips to daffodils, Hyacinths to Hydrangeas, each Easter flower has a meaning, but one that is related to the season and the reason. You will also find flowers for easter in various captivating floral arrangements that you can send as a gift to someone.

This being said, there are lots of places in the UK where you can see beautiful springtime blooms during Easter. Some of these include the following:

Lavender fields. Credit:  Row17

1. Cotswold Lavender Fields 

The Cotswold Lavender Fields are some of the most iconic and popular destinations for tourists in the UK. Located in the Cotswold village of Bibury, this area features breathtaking purple flowers that grow right outside their front doors.

Common spring flowers here include daffodils, cyclamens, Camomile, and the endangered English Bluebell, which flowers for the first time around the Easter holidays each year.

2. Nymans, West Sussex 

When planning your next outdoor adventure in the UK, you have more than a few reasons to include these popular gardens in your itinerary. Nymans is located in the area of South Downs National Park.

Located only two miles from Lymington in Hampshire, some popular Easter booms you will see here include crocus and oleanders. This is not to mention the volumes of tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils cultivated here, which come to full bloom during Easter.

3. The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project is a habitat that aims to encourage education about the environment. Stretching over 125 hectares, The Eden Project is open year-round and its flower season runs from late March to late May.

You will also find beautiful tulips and lots of daffodils here, with the latter blooming for the very first time at around the end of April.

4. Kew Gardens, London 

Arguably among the most famous gardens in the world, Kew Gardens is a popular destination for families and tourists. One of its biggest perks is that it has more than 200 species of bulbs, tulips, daffodils, and crocuses.

This is not to mention the Tulip Path, one of its best attractions, a nine-mile circular walk through Kew Gardens where you can enjoy the sights of the park’s best springtime blooms.

5. The Bluebell Woods, Surrey 

Located in the North Downs of Surrey, The Bluebell Woods features blooming bluebells throughout the spring. It’s one of the UK’s best-kept secret garden destinations where you can enjoy bluebell woods and trails during Easter. During spring it’s also home to Easter daffodils in full bloom.

To sum it up, there are plenty of other spots around the UK that offer beautiful flowers during spring and seasons like summer as well. For instance, Hillen Garden near Bath and Olney Wisley near London can also be spectacular places for you to visit.

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