Open all-year-round, the grounds of Leeds Castle provide the perfect setting to experience all four seasons; from the widespread autumn colour and spring wildflowers that fill the Woodland Walk with life, to the expertly planted formal gardens that bloom vividly each summer.
Our Head Gardener, Andrew McCoryn, shares his top tips on what flowers to look out for around the Castle grounds this spring…
By the end of this month, you should be able to spot pockets of seasonal snowdrops bursting through in the Mill Garden and in the Woodland Walk on your approach to the Castle. Be sure to also visit the Culpeper Garden to see the dozens of vibrant purple crocuses.
March and April
Throughout March and April, visitors will be able to see hundreds of daffodils growing both alongside the Castle moat and in the Culpeper Garden. Meander through the enchanting Woodland Walk to see masses of ‘scilla’ (tiny bluebell bulbs) and ‘anemona blanda’ – a wildflower which spreads through the woodland like a blanket of beautiful blue flowers.
Enjoy a splendid display of tulips and bearded irises in a rainbow of colours in the Culpeper Garden. Beautifully bright and fragrant wisteria also blooms here, on the Pergola in the Mediterranean Garden, and on the Pavilion Lawn.
Keep an eye on the website for more information about what to expect from our gardens in the summer months – from beautiful peonies, azaleas and roses, to the brand new gardens which will be unveiled this June in celebration of the Castle’s 900th anniversary.