Wild flowers and wonderful local gardens near Brockstone Cottage

FLOWERS AT BROCKSTONE COTTAGE GRASMERE

If you love flowers try to visit the Lake District in Spring for an amazing burst of colour that will lift your spirits after the winter months.  A short walk from Brockstone will take you to some wonderful local gardens. Here are some of my photos showing my favourite flowers. The cottage has a garden full of daffodils, at their best in March. In April the primroses and bluebells appear. Also along the paths by the cottage you can find wild violas, celandines, sorrel, wild garlic, and later in the year, elderflowers and sloes. Keep your eyes open for the beauty all around.

MARCH- BEAUTIFUL EARLY FLOWERS NEAR BROCKSTONE

Photos taken at Rydal Hall gardens and in nearby Dora’s Field on the 13 March 2017. The colour all around even in March is remarkable.

A short walk from Brockstone Cottage

Dora’s Field Rydal looking amazing in the March sun

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Hellebores in Rydal Hall Gardens, a short walk from Brockstone

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A beautiful garden, Rydal Hall free to visit, a short walk from Brockstone cottage

APRIL- BLUEBELL TIME IN THE LAKE DISTRICT 

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Bluebells 100 m from Brockstone cottage

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White Moss woods bluebells

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Bluebells flower near Brockstone- the scent is wonderful

 

MAY – A BEAUTIFUL TIME TO VISIT THE LAKES

Heugh Folds is a large house just 5 minutes along the track from Brockstone heading towards Grasmere. The garden is home to a wonderful collection of trees, featuring some rare and very beautiful azaleas and rhododendrons. Ladywood is on the old road from White Moss to Dove Cottage, that used to be the main road in Wordsworth’s day. At our home, White Moss House, we also have some outstanding rhodies.

Here are some photos taken in a short walks from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage in May, when the azaleas and rhododendrons are at their best.

Every month of the year offers different delights in the local gardens.