Top 10 Hertfordshire Gardens to Visit This Spring

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Visit Herts curates the finest springtime garden experiences

Spring in Hertfordshire is a season of vibrant colours, warm fresh air, and the start of something beautiful. As winter retreats, Visit Herts invites you to fill your afternoons with picturesque walks, magnificent blooms, and the unrivalled countryside views that are distinctively Hertfordshire. Let’s embrace the season and immerse ourselves in the splendour of spring gardens.

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Cheslyn Gardens: A Refreshing Retreat

Cheslyn House and Gardens are the creations of Henry and Daisy Colbeck and stand as a visually striking tribute to botanical beauty. Regardless of your gardening expertise, Cheslyn’s charm is bound to enchant.

Experience Cheslyn Gardens

Knebworth House and Gardens: Spring Show Splendour

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Celebrate the new season at the Hertfordshire Garden Show, nestled within the Knebworth House & Gardens grounds. From the 4th to the 6th of May, enjoy over 100 exhibitors and gain floral inspiration amidst the historical charm of Knebworth — at no extra cost.

Visit Knebworth House and Gardens

Hatfield Park: Bluebell Beauty

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For a stunning display of bluebells, head to Hatfield Park, where the gardens boast a history as rich as their flora. Explore gardens filled with plants from across Europe and enjoy a world of springtime right in the heart of Hertfordshire.

Discover Hatfield Park

Letchworth Garden City: The Pioneer of Green Spaces

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Letchworth, the world’s first Garden City, is synonymous with sprawling green spaces and abundant spring flowers. Take a leisurely walk through Howard Park or enjoy a picnic surrounded by spring’s bounty at Norton Common.

Explore Letchworth Garden City

Aylett Nurseries: A Festival of Flowers

Aylett Nurseries’ Celebration Garden is a tribute to the season’s charm, showcasing an array of clematis, roses, dahlias, and irises. Bring friends and family to rejoice in the spectacle of spring.

See What’s Blooming at Aylett Nurseries

The Gotha Gardens at Pembroke Farm: Romantic Roses

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Discover the enchanting rose gardens and woodland walks at The Gotha Gardens. An exquisite tea lawn and cottage garden beds make it the perfect setting for a serene spring escape.

Journey to The Gotha Gardens

Henry Moore Studios and Gardens: Sculpture Amongst the Green

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Visit the 70 acres where the renowned artist Henry Moore found inspiration. Wander the gardens, experience the synergy of sculpture and nature, and delve into the personal world of both Henry and his wife, Irina.

Visit Henry Moore Studios and Gardens

Hitchin Lavender Farm: A Purple Haze

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As days lengthen and warm, Hitchin Lavender Farm becomes a sea of purple. Stroll through lavender rows, pick your own bouquet, and bask in the aromatic atmosphere.

Relax at Hitchin Lavender Farm

Benington Lordship Gardens: Spring’s First Blooms

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At Benington Lordship Gardens, watch spring come alive with the first snowdrops. Explore the rose and kitchen gardens of this fortified estate and enjoy the tranquillity of parkland, awakening to new life.

Wander Through Benington Lordship Gardens

St Paul’s Walden Bury: Royal Garden Elegance

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For snowdrop aficionados, the gardens of St Paul’s Walden Bury offer an elegant tapestry of early spring flowers. Once home to the Queen Mother, this Grade I listed garden is an idyllic setting for snowdrop and daffodil spotting.

Stroll the Grounds of St Paul’s Walden Bury

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