The best places to view bluebells in Cheshire
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Bluebell Cottage, Dutton, Weaver Vale
A wonderful woodland bluebell spread, owned and looked after by former BBC Gardener of the Year, Sue Beesley. The garden and nursery is looking to re-open after the lockdown on April 14th, with entry via a pre-purchased online ticket only.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves
The Trust’s woodland reserves, many of which are 400-year old ancient woodlands, boast carpets of bluebells and other spring wildflowers. Gowy Meadows near Ellesmere Port is one such example.
Rode Hall, Alsager
Every the Old Wood is taken over by a carpet of lilac haze. The estate’s delightful bluebell walk is one of the best in the county. The summer season at Rode Hall is expected to begin on April 7th, so you should be able to catch the bluebells before they go.
The annual Bluebell Walks bring in quite a crowd. Here visitors are taken on a guided tour through the estates aptly named Big Wood where paths take you through the scenic delights of glade upon glade of these stunning wildflowers. The guided bluebell walks are expected to run on the weekends of 24th-25th April and 2nd -3rd May
The annual bluebell walk at Combermere Abbey was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, but in 2021, for the first time ever, the Combermere woodland walks with bluebells will be held over a 5 week period, as opposed to the usual one day a year.
Combermere Abbey plans to open the estate to local residents across South Cheshire and North Shropshire – in line with Government guidance – to enjoy a stroll through the woodlands on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 14th April until the 23rd May, with to the possibility of extending it, should the demand be there. Dogs are welcome (at no charge) and appropriate footwear is required. New for this year is online ticketing via the website, offering a limited number of tickets per walk to ensure lots of space and privacy. Tickets will be released 2 weeks prior to each event
As the flowers in the Winter Garden begin to fail, bluebells replace them and provide a fine foreground meadow, while behind them standing resplendent through the trees, glimpses of the Manor House complete a picture postcard view. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey
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