Things To Do This Spring
Explore beautiful historic gardens and get involved at dozens of events at our sites across England this spring.
With many sites opening for 5 days a week from February, and new bulbs bringing spectacular colours to many historic gardens, it's a great time of year to get out and enjoy a feast for the senses.
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Head gardener spring tour | Witley Court and Gardens, WorcestershireFri 23 Mar 2018
Take a tour of the grounds of Witley Court with our head gardener and learn more about the work that goes on in the garden during the spring months.
Saturday archaeology club | Wrest Park, BedfordshireSat 17 March 2018
Children aged 8-16 can explore the Archaeological Collections Store with our experts and uncover hidden objects this spring.
Moving and raising a stone | Stonehenge, WiltshireSat 10 & Sun 11 Mar 2018
Working with a team of other visitors, try your hand at moving and raising a 4-tonne limestone block using the original methods with ropes, rollers and pulleys.
Spring Garden Highlights
With longer, brighter days and the warmth gradually returning, it's time to get out and start exploring. Experience spring in all its glory with a visit to one of our expertly cared for historic gardens in England. Enjoy delicate snowdrops, spring daffodils and vibrant blossoms as our gardens burst into colour from late February. Here's our pick of some of the best spring gardens to visit this season.Explore our highlights
From Our Blog
HOW TO CREATE A TOPIARY SCULPTURE INSPIRED BY HISTORIC GARDENS
Michael Klemperer, Senior Gardens Advisor, advises on how we sculpt and care for topiary creation in English Heritage’s historic gardens, and shares tips for how you can create a topiary spiral at home.
IN SEARCH OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S FAVOURITE FLOWER
Head Gardener at Osborne, Toby Beasley undertook some research into one of Queen Victoria's favourite flowers, hoping to discover what made the violet so special to the monarch.
TULIPS THROUGH TIME: FROM MANIA TO MAINSTREAM
Tulips were first introduced to England in the 1630s as ‘tulipmania’ swept the gardens of wealthy Europeans. They became popular again in Victorian gardens and continued to be planted in the 1930s.
26 Inspiring Ideas for February
It might be the shortest month of the year, but February is packed with things to do and places to visit. To get you through the month, here are some dates for your diary, blog posts to read, and a few facts to impress your friends with.
More to Explore
Join us this spring
Many of our sites are open for 5 days a week from February. Find a site to visit near you.
Volunteer with us
There are a range of volunteering opportunities at our places, including in our gardens, and expertise is not always necessary. Find a role today.
The maintenance of our historic gardens relies on your support. By donating or volunteering, you can help to secure the future of England's horticultural heritage.
Plan a holiday
Enjoy a historic garden for longer when you plan a holiday this spring at one of our holiday cottages, situated in the grounds of our historic places.