Written by: Elmtree Press

Are you looking to see some blooming good flowers this spring in Yorkshire? Displays of bluebells and blossom are set to delight visitors at Thorp Perrow Arboretum near Bedale this Spring. Dubbed ‘the finest collection of trees and shrubs in the North of England’, Thorp Perrow Arboretum covers 100 acres and houses 5 National Collections, and 66 Champion Trees.

The bluebells create a scenic backdrop to a springtime walk in late April and early May, and Thorp Perrow boasts one of the most spectacular displays in the North, along with other spring delights such as Magnolia blooms and delicate blossoms of cherry and viburnum.

Spring heralds the arrival of new life at the Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre too, with chicks from the ongoing breeding programme hatching, and baby meerkats and wallabies enjoying their first steps into the sun.

The Arboretum’s Curator, Faith Douglas said:

“Spring at Thorp Perrow is a great way to end our winter blues and fill ourselves with

new life. The beautiful displays of blossom on early flowering trees and shrubs fill the

air with wonderful fragrance and the spring flowering bulbs such as bluebells add

carpets of colour all around the Arboretum.”

Regular visitor, Mrs Sheena Davies said:

“As keen gardeners, my husband and I love visiting Thorp Perrow and getting ideas

that we can take home and try in our garden. The bluebells and blossom in Spring

are a particular highlight for us because we know the warmer months are just

around the corner.”