Alnwick Garden Springs Into Life
Winter is Over
The winter sleep is over at The Alnwick Garden and spring is now stretching her tentative fingers over Northumberland’s most popular tourist attraction.
As any knowledgeable gardener will tell you, there’s always something going on in a garden, no matter what time of year it is, even if you can’t see anything obvious! Many plants rest during the colder months but, as February turns into March and the days begin to lengthen, they stir from their slumbers. Spring is the busiest season of all for many plants and it pays them to get started as early as possible!
A visit to The Alnwick Garden in the next few weeks is sure to be a treat as thousands of bulbs erupt from the well-tended soil. Bathing the lawns and beds with bright colour, snowdrops are the first performers in the spring festival, closely followed onto the stage by the multi-coloured crocuses and primroses. A little later, daffodils and tulips set the scene for nesting birds and sleepy animals emerging from a long hibernation.
If you’re feeling hungry, the woodland canopy-themed Potting Shed cafe has a fantastic selection of snacks and light lunches to enjoy. A hot chocolate, whilst soaking up the garden’s unique atmosphere, is sure to warm the cockles of your heart – highly recommended on a chilly spring morning.
For those visitors who want a full restaurant meal – the famous Treehouse Restaurant is not to be missed. Find out more about The Treehouse in our next post.
Alnwick Gardens is 5 min on foot (0.4 mi) via B1340