Posted 15th March
The first day of spring will soon be upon us (it falls on Tuesday 20th March), meaning longer days and lighter nights are approaching
Thinking of spring prompts images of new born lambs, hearing the birds sing, and seeing colourful flowers and blossoming trees.
To get you through the last few days of winter, Snaptrip.com is sharing the best blossoming places to visit this spring.
1 Daffodils at Bodnant Garden
Wales is home to some of the most breath-taking gardens in the UK, which is only apt for the nation which has the daffodil as it's emblem. Each year, the daffodil display at Bodnant garden will grow, with a yellow carpet covering the fields. The site is open to the public from January and its main show takes place around March / April time - ideal timing for the Easter holidays.
2 Cherry blossom at Brogdale
As spring rolls around, the stunning Brogdale Farm in Kent bursts into life with fields of blossom-filled orchards. It gives you the ideal setting for a romantic walk or to settle down for a family picnic, while over Easter, it hosts the Hanami Festival, a Japanese celebration for the entire family.
3 Bluebells at Newton Wood
Nearly 50 per cent of the world's bluebells are in the UK, with Newton Wood in North Yorkshire being one of the most dramatic settings to see them. You can make a day of it by heading out for a walk but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, as both roe deer and woodpeckers are locals to the area.
4 Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge
The delicate flowers arriving signify the beginning of spring, and they are a sight to not be missed. Anglesey Abbey is one of the best snowdrop assortments in the country, boasting more than 300 varieties in its collection.
5 Pasque flowers at Cotswolds
Gloucestershire Pasque Flower Reserve sits within Barnsley Warren in the Cotswolds and is one of the best ways to spot the unique and beautiful pasque flower. As one of the most magnificent wild flowers in the UK, it will bloom around Easter and is easy to spot thanks to its large purple bloom.