Springtime is just too damn pretty for words, and this year I wanted to visit some of the colourful bluebell woods that bloom in abundance around this time. We live just on the outskirts of London, in Kent, so the “Garden of England” and its National Trust properties and gardens was the perfect place to go exploring.
With the promise of the little tea and cake shop that is always bound to be found at a National Trust property, I managed to persuade Mr Ayla to come along on this flowery outing of mine. We headed to Emmett’s Garden where a cute little cottage (obviously Snow White’s home) greeted us.
A big green meadow, perfect for picnics and outdoor games in the sunshine, spread out before us with a colourful display of budding bright pink, red and black tulips.
The garden was bursting with all sorts of colourful flowers, growing on bushes and in trees that hung over our heads, popping up in the grass surrounding our feet and along the pathways.
We found a peaceful corner of the garden where we sat in the brief spell of a sunny spring afternoon, before following the path to the bluebells.
The bluebell woods were of course my favourite part of the garden. A blanket of bright blue and purple covered the ground under the shade of the trees, giving the woods a very Disney-esk atmosphere. I could just imagine a princess (aka me) skipping through the woods, bending down to pick a flower, while singing to the little birds that flit around her.
(NB: You’re not actually allowed to pick the flowers – this is just my own fairytale imagination taking off once again.)
Have you spotted any bluebells this Spring? Try and find some before the sesason ends 🙂