There’s an air of inevitability that spring is (at last) arriving in London. Evidenced by longer daytimes, shyly sprouting greenery and blooming daffodils, magnolias and apple trees. What better way to celebrate the season than by exploring the city’s most beautiful spring blossoms. Join us as we go ‘Out and About’ to explore the best places in London to enjoy spring and its bursts of colour…
Chiswick House Gardens
If you are quick, you will be able to see a variety of rare Camellias blooming at Chiswick House Gardens, from February to April. You can also get a glimps of Middlemist’s red variety. This plant was brought here from China in 1804 by John Middlemist and only similar to a kind from Waitangi, New Zealand.
This historic park is home to a stunning collection of trees, including cherry, apple and pear trees which bloom from early March to late May. You’ll also find an incredible view of London’s skyline from the top of the hill.
Buckingham Palace Memorial Gardens
During March to May, spectacular displays are created from planted tulips in Buckingham Palace Memorial Gardens. To honour Queen Victoria, the gardens are bursting with colour from 50,000 yellow wallflowers and red tulips. It takes around ten people and two weeks to replant it!
This lesser-known park is a hidden gem, with beautiful gardens which are particularly stunning during these spring months. As well as tulips and daffodils, you can find violet-coloured, sweet-smelling wisteria. Wisteria flowers are usually in full bloom by late April or early May.
Peckham Rye Gardens
Slightly further away from London’s hustle and bustle, you’ll find tranquil gardens with wisterias hanging abundantly over pergolas tucked in Peckham Rye Gardens. A best-kept secret spot, ideal for a dreamy stroll through wisteria corridors and photoshoots.
The Garden at Number Sixteen
Home to our Number Sixteen Hotel is Sumner Place. It’s one of those streets where you will find wisterias in bloom alongside white façades. Here you can make a stop to visit the hotel’s beautiful garden and enjoy a spot of Afternoon Tea.
Wherever you are, we hope you’ll take a moment and enjoy all of the spectacular colours of spring.