Spring Flowers in Kent

It may feel like Christmas was only a few weeks ago and the country is getting ready for the snow but underneath the snow spring flowers have already been spotted at some of Kent’s much loved attractions.

From the early signs of snowdrops at Leeds Castle to the beautiful colourful gardens starting to decorate Penshurst Place and Gardens, we've got a list of all the spring flowers you may discover here in Kent because there is no better time to visit the Garden of England than in spring.

Snowdrops in Kent - January - March

The snowdrops are already making an appearance here in Kent under all the snow. With so many places for you to visit to see them we have put together our top places for spotting snowdrops in Kent. Don't waste any time, though, because these beautiful blooms won't hang around much longer. Start spotting snowdrops

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Dazzling Daffodils - March

Known for being one of the first signs of spring, the dazzling daffodil is always welcomed this time of year and brings with it the first glimpse of warmer times to come. For an afternoon among the daffodils, stroll through the beautiful gardens at Penshurst Place, take a visit to the waterside grounds of Ightham Mote, or stretch your legs on a jaunt to Leeds Castle

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Cherry blossom at the Brogdale Hanami Festival - April

Celebrate the Hanami festival at Brogdale on the 14th April, one of the only places in England to celebrate this Japanese festival. Why not make your day extra special with a Hanami Picnic Experience and sit back and enjoy an alfresco lunch under the canopy of cherry blossom? Celebrate Hanami in style

Tulip Celebrations at Hever Castle - April

This year the Tulip festival at Hever Castle is back and bigger than ever before, with over 21,000 tulips decorating the beautiful gardens! From 24th - 30th April discover the history of this beautiful flower with a guided tour with the head gardener and be sure to take some time to tulip spot in the glorious gardens. Tulips in bloom

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Beautiful Bluebells - April

It will soon be the time of the year when the carpet of bluebells returns to the woods and and brings that splash of colour to the Kentish countryside. For a sighting of this favourite flower, spend the day exploring Emmetts Garden and take in spectacular views over the High Weald. Back for another year, the brilliant Bluebell festival returns to Riverhill Gardens this April, so lace up your walking shoes and wind through the woodland. 

Wonderful Wisteria - April - June 

In spring and early summer you're sure to spot veils of wisteria woven in Kent's gardens. Visit Knole in April for their special guided walks exploring the spring flowers and bluebells, with the chance to catch the scent of the 200-year-old wisteria. Or pay a visit to the gardens surrounding the tumbling remains of the Old Castle at Scotney Castle for a moat-side view of swathes of wisteria across the ragstone walls. 

Create your own seasonal garden - April - May

Now you have seen all the beautiful flowers why not get your green fingers dirty and start crafting your own colourful paradise? Godinton House & Garden hosts their plant fair on the 12th May, perfect if you need some help and inspiration. Or, why not head to Belmont House & Gardens on the 6th May for the Spring Fair and the chance to shop for all your floral favourites?

Take a look at what's on here in Kent and discover our top events taking place here in Kent, perfect for you to explore a garden or two during the Spring season.