Our Top 5 Places to See the Spring Flowers in Northumberland

23rd February 2024

Northumberland is a remarkable place to visit all year round; but in the springtime, our stunning county truly comes to life. Daffodils surround some of our finest castles, the Japanese Taihaku Cherry Blossoms bloom at The Alnwick Garden, ospreys nest at Kielder Water & Forest Park, and freshly-hatched pufflings pop up on Coquet Island and The Farne Islands. Keep reading to discover our favourite places to soak up the spring flowers in Northumberland this year…



Where to Spot the Spring Flowers in Northumberland

1) Dazzling Daffodils at Warkworth Castle

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Head to Warkworth Castle this spring and discover a whole host of golden daffodils surrounding the ancient fortification. Perched above the quaint village of Warkworth and the romantic River Coquet, the entire hillside is blanketed in pretty yellow trumpets, with the medieval castle sitting at the top. One thing’s for sure - you won’t see a finer daffodil display than the one at Warkworth!


2) Charming Cherry Blossoms at Alnwick Garden

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Spring at The Alnwick Garden sees the spectacular sight of Japanese Taihaku Cherry Blossoms. Comprising 329 trees, which is actually the largest collection of Japanese Taihaku in the world, the Cherry Orchard welcomes these beautiful blooms for around two weeks at the end of April. Known as the ‘Great White’ for their snow-like clusters, the cherry blossoms at The Alnwick Garden are not to be missed this spring!


3) Terrific Daffodil Trumpets at Howick Hall

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Howick Hall is a true gardener’s paradise, with spectacular drifts of daffodils carpeting the grounds from March into May. Nearly all planted by Lady Grey between the wars, you can uncover all the original varieties of daffodils leading up the hillside opposite the Hall as you wander along the picturesque pathways. The woodland garden is also home to stunning rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias from April time - a truly beautiful sight to behold!


4) Remarkable Rhododendrons at Cragside

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Explore the extensive grounds at Cragside in springtime and admire its awe-inspiring Rhododendron display. Step inside the Rock Garden and discover these beautiful blooms scattered amongst the rocks and along the banks, creating a true kaleidoscope of colour. With hot pinks, deep reds, bright yellows, warm oranges, and dainty lilac flowers emerging from their buds, you’re guaranteed to see a truly dramatic floral display at Cragside this May.


5) Bright & Beautiful Daffodil Banks at Alnwick Castle

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The awe-inspiring Alnwick Castle bursts to life with bright and beautiful daffodils each spring. Visitors from near and afar flock to the castle to discover over 250,000 hand planted daffodils that flutter in the breeze and add a brilliant burst of colour to the grounds. With several varieties dating back 25+ years ago, we guarantee you won’t regret a brisk daffodil walk around the blossoming blanks of Alnwick Castle this spring.



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