Best Places to see Spring Blossoms UK 2024

Spring is on its way, as the clocks jump forwards, the days get longer and there’s a lot more time for exploring. It’s a beautiful time of year, with perfect fresh spring days that are just right for long walks. The bountiful blossoms are just beginning to show, and the flower beds and cherry trees around the UK are starting to bloom. Don’t miss a single one with our Quirky Route for the Ultimate Spring Blossom Road-Trip. No need to travel all the way to Japan to see an amazing display of spring florals, the UK has plenty to offer. 

How long does the route take? 

We’ve selected a variety of locations across the UK with spectacular spring blossoms. Tto take in all of these in one go would be an epic trip, we’d suggest several week if you wanted to see every location. If you’re a little strapped for time, we’d suggest picking a few at a time over weekends or weeks to fully immerse yourself in all the local beauty that the UK has to offer. This blog covers spring blossoms from Cornwall to Scotland, so we encourage you to use this route as a jumping off point for your own unique, personalised road-trip! 

Anglesea Abbey, Cambridgeshire 

This historic home is a riot of colour in Spring, the gardens are filled with an abundance of plants and flowers, the forest floors are decked out with Bluebells and snowdrops as early as March, and there’s plenty of space for children to run around in the woodland play area without trampling any daffodils! Explore the grounds, the historic watermill and browse in the second-hand bookshop, before stopping off at the cafe for coffee, cakes and sandwiches. A fun filled day out in the spring sunshine for all the family. 

Kew Gardens, Richmond 

Kew Gardens are spectacular botanic gardens close to London, known for their world famous collections of flora and fauna, it is an absolute wonder to wander in Spring. The bluebells are blooming in the woodlands, crocuses and daffodils hide in the shade, snowdrops poke their heads up from February, and later in the year you can spot the cherry blossoms on the cherry tree walk. There’s plenty on for the whole family, a variety of cafes, and even a gift shop where you could take away some of the wonderful plants you’ve seen on your travels. 

Sizergh House and Estate, Cumbria 

A stunning and historic mediaeval house and gardens, this estate is a step back in time. Stroll around the grounds taking in the spring buds, from the tiny flowers in the ancient woodland, to the fruit trees ripening in the orchards, there’s garden tours and even a spring bird watching event. A wild play area caters for the kids when they’re done with the walking, and there’s a lovely small cafe and second-hand bookshop ready for coffee and book browsing! 

Blickling Estate, Norfolk 

A breathtaking Jacobean estate in the heart of Norfolk’s picturesque countryside. Surrounded by majestic yew trees, this vast estate harbours a beautiful stately home, that sits next to the lake and is surrounded by the formal gardens. A little further afield you can walk your four-legged friends across the 4,600 acres of parkland, taking in the natural wonders of this National Trust site. Visit in spring with children and make use of the Early Spring Explorers Spotters Sheets to spot and name all the spring blooms. There’s the Muddy Boots Cafe for hot drinks and lunch, or the Bucks Arms pub for a well deserved hot meal and glass of wine. 

Bodnant Garden, Conwy, North Wales

The Bodnant Garden, North Wales is world famous for its stunning displays of trees, plants and flowers. Both its National collections, and champion trees draw visitors from far and wide. The historic garden and architecture dates back to the Victorian and Georgian era, and creates a historic maze of beauty surrounded by lush green flora. The formal garden and meadow display abundant flowers and rose beds, while the arboretum is home to native and exotic trees, there’s no end of things to see and do in Spring at this stunning 80 acre garden. Snowdrops blanket the Winter Garden from early spring, and the picturesque ponds are a must see at any time of year. 

Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall

A verdant hidden valley in Cornwall and a plant lover’s paradise, visit the Glendurgan Garden in Cornwall to see exotic plant life unique to the region. The woodlands of the garden lead down to the River Helford through fields and meadows that are filled with a riot of colour from the wildflowers that grow there. Explore the Cherry Laurel Maze, or the Giant’s Stride for fun filled playtime, or head to Durgan’s beach for amazing views of the sea. Finish up at the Garden’s tea rooms for coffee and cake. 

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Tucked away in a valley near the quaint coastal town of St Austell, The Lost Gardens of Heligan offer a unique magical experience for everyone. Made up of a mixture of farmland, woodland walks and gardens, you could spend days exploring all the hidden nooks in this wonderful Cornish sanctuary. Spring brings colour and life to the gardens, the flower beds are blooming and the apricot blossoms are flush with colour, there’s baby animals to be seen on Home Farm and butterflies, bees and other insects buzzing, so keep your eyes open for them while you explore. 

The Meadows, Edinburgh 

The Meadows are a free to visit park close to the centre of Edinburgh and one of the city’s most loved and most popular outdoor spaces. In spring it is a sight to behold, the Meadows Cherry Blossoms bloom in phenomenal shades of pink and rose, lighting up the park, take a stroll away from the hectic city centre to bask in the shades of the blossoms or meander through the tree lined walkways. 

Dunster Castle, Somerset 

Take a walk back into history with a visit to this ancient castle and water mill, there are dramatic views of the surrounding estate, and subtropical gardens for amazing displays of mediterranean plant life. The parklands are home to a variety of UK wildlife, see if you can spot the cheeky otters in the river, or the resident kingfishers fishing by the banks. Get involved with the events this Spring, going on the Spring Blossoms guided walks, or having fun on the easter egg hunt! There’s tea rooms for keeping yourself full of energy after a long walk with some tea, coffee and well tasty cake. 

Spring Campsites 

Hop into spring and get in the mood for florals and relaxing walks by staying in one of these delightful campsites, all handpicked as the perfect starting points to explore the local flora and fauna. Get a restful stay on a laid back site that’s got all the facilities you need plus spectacular views, flower filled meadows, and picturesque woodlands. 

Dornafield Club Campsite

Two Mile Oak, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6DD

Dornafield Campsite is the picture perfect spring meadow campsite, pull up under the blossom trees, or by the bluebelles in the forest, surrounded by the idyllic sounds of nature. With plentiful facilities and close to all the natural wonders Devon has to offer, it’s somewhere you’ll want to stay for weeks and weeks.  

WIFI | Laundry | Shop | Toilets 

Deepdale Camping, Norfolk 

1 Deepdale Granary, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast, PE31 8DD

A stunning coastal campsite on the charming shorelines of Norfolk, this is a beautiful campsite to watch the Spring tides and let the fresh winds blow away those winter cobwebs. Why not hire a bike from the on-site store to explore the local countryside without needing to get in your car. 

Toilets | Showers | Bike Hire | Electric Hook-Ups | Camp Shop | Laundry | Fire Pits & BBQs Allowed 

Cotswolds Camping 

Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe, Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5PH

A stunning orchard nestled in the cotswolds, perfect for watching the spring buds on the fruit trees flower before they bloom. This is a small, quiet site ideal for tranquil trips, the pitches are unmarked and there’s only a few of them so you’ll have plenty of privacy to enjoy the calm. 

Toilets | Showers | WIFI | Kitchen | Children over 12 only 

Top of the Woods Campsite, Cardigan Bay, Wales

Top of the Woods Eco Luxury Camping & Glamping, Penrallt Farm, Capel Colman Road, Newchapel, Boncath, Pembrokeshire, SA37 0EP   

A woodland campsite nestled in Pembrokeshire, this quaint spot is an eco-luxury campsite that will get you back into nature, up close and personal with the wild around you, stay in The Meadow site for camping among an abundance of spring wildflowers. 

Toilets | Showers | Glamping | Electric Charging | Washing Up Area 

Dunbar Camping and Caravanning Site, East Lothian 

A relaxed campsite just to the East of Edinburgh, this is a perfect spot for staying out of the mayhem all while still being able to enjoy the city at the drop of a hat. 

Toilets | Showers | WIFI | Pet Friendly 

Elm Farm Camping, Cornwall 

Elm Farm Camping, Redruth, Cornwall, England

A small and quiet campsite, hidden away amidst the woodlands of Cornwall. This campsite doubles up as a cycle-hire spot and is close to plenty of cycle ways for exploration of the Cornish Coast. Perfect for a road-trip around the Cornwall and Devon spots on this blog. 

Cafe | Bike Hire | Toilets | Showers | Pet Friendly | Campfires Allowed 

Campervans Perfect for Spring Road-tripping 

It’s all about the campervans here at Quirky Campers, they make the best possible travel companions so we’ve hand-selected the very best campervans from our ranks for your Spring road-trip. These are beautiful, light and airy campers that will make you breathe in a sigh of relief, letting those hectic life worries fade away the moment you slide open those van doors. 



This Quirky Camper really has a spring in her step. Light, airy and beautiful inside and out. This campervan is ready to rock and roll on your next big adventure. Bohemia has 3 belted seats and sleeps 2 adults, a super cosy camper with off-grid capabilities and a fully equipped kitchen.

Solar Power | Heater | Parking Sensors | Fridge | Hob | Ceiling Fan | Fixed Bed



Step into the budding new season with May, our fresh as a daisy campervan. May has been hand-crafted to perfection, with glorious white-wash walls and stunning wood panelling finishes. This London based campervan seats and sleeps up to three people, and is pet friendly, so your canine companion won’t miss out on any of the fun! 

Toilet | Fridge | Solar | Ceiling Fan | Pet Friendly | Outdoor Shower | Oven | Stove 



Mahale, a serene tranquil oasis of calm, the campervan for resetting and getting back to the things you love most in life – taking the slow road and exploring with the ones you love. With two adult berths this is the perfect camper for a trip for two or a solo adventure. Fully equipped for all kinds of travel, off grid or campsites, there’s nothing you need that Mahale hasn’t got.

Toilet | Inside Shower | Heater | Solar | Microwave | Woodburner | Fridge | Oven 



Rhubarb is Quirky’s pastel princess, step inside and you’ll feel like the blossoms are with you already. Available to hire from Edinburgh, Rhubarb is fully equipped for two or for solo travellers. The cosy bed, easy to use dining area and full kitchen will make road-trips a breeze. Adventure in comfort with all you need at your fingertips in this lush pet-friendly campervan.

Pet Friendly | Solar Panels | Fridge | Stove | Heater | Ceiling Fan | Festival Friendly 



Robin is the ultimate family getaway campervan. Able to seat and sleep a whopping 3 adults and 3 children, with plenty of space for all your gear and luggage, plus room for entertaining smaller explorers on rainy days. This is the campervan for easter breaks or spring weekends getting the whole family out of town and back into nature. 




Rafiki is the Taunton based campervan ready and waiting for your South West adventure! Kitted out to the max with every modern convenience available, travelling in Rafiki is travelling in the lap of luxury. 

Air Con | Inside Shower | Toilet | Solar | Stove | Outside Shower | Fridge | Bike Rack | Heater

Are you ready to get some flower power back in your life? Book a Quirky Camper now for a spring get-away you’ll never forget.

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