Explore Guildford and Surrey in Springtime - Daffodils, Tulips, Bluebells, baby lambs - here's where to find them.
Guildford and the surrounding Surrey Hills come to life in springtime. Here are some suggestions where you can enjoy spring at its best.
Daffodils and Snowdrops
Always the first springtime flowers to show their heads. Stoke Park in Guildford is a sea of yellow come springtime. You have to search a little more for the snowdrops, but both creep into the Wildwood Adventure area. Watts Gallery bursts into life each spring with daffodils to be found on the walk up to Limnerslease and around the Watts Cemetery Chapel.
Walks along the River Wey always show when spring is on the way, from little ducklings, to beautiful colours.
Guildford Castle Grounds are planted up for spring with colourful bulbs to make a cheerful display - and just a stones throw from the town centre.
Denbies Wine Estate - you can walk around the estate using the footpaths. Spring flowers can be found around every corner.
At RHS Wisley Snowdrops are , brilliant white against the dark winter soils, brighten the Winter Walk at Wisley in various locations. Look for patches under the sleeping trees in the Oakwood, and also among the dark grass-like leaves of ophiopogon or Black Dragon Grass. Look out for various types, spotting differently shaped petals with green patches in a variety of positions. Venture up to Battleston Hill where snowdrops feature along with other early flowering spring bulbs.
Visit Hatchlands Park - a wonderful place to walk with plenty for young children to do in Wizard Wix's Willow Warren. You will spot plenty of snowdrops and crocus as well as daffodils aplenty, but Hatchlands really comes into its own during bluebell season. Not only a beautiful walk, but worth taking your camera too!
Chantry Wood is great for walking and is always teaming with wildlife and plant life. It is stunning in May during Bluebell season.
Baby Animals and Birds