The 100acre Arboretum, outside Bedale in North Yorkshire, is celebrating the beauty of Spring with a series of ‘Spring bulb’ trails and Easter activities for the whole family.

The first signs of spring have emerged at Thorp Perrow Arboretum with a blanket of snowdrops currently covering large parts of the woodland floor. Included in the 37 varieties of snowdrops in the Arboretum’s collection are some which are very rare and unusual. The snowdrop trail runs throughout February.

Next to flower are the Daffodils with at least 110 different varieties on show. The Daffodil trail runs from Mid March to Mid April, quickly followed by the blooming of the beautiful Blossom and carpet of Bluebells. 

During Spring, Thorp Perrow has an array of different flowering plants that bloom alongside the fantastic Cherry Blossom and wonderful Magnolias. The vibrant Forsythia gives an early burst of welcome colour, the Cornus mas springs to life and various different Rhododendrons start to show off their magnificent colour!

The Arboretum’s Curator, Faith Douglas said, “Spring is always a surprise at Thorp Perrow, we love to see how the seasons go and what will flower when. Last year the blossom and blooms were simply stunning and it would be wonderful to see a repeat of such a display of colour.”

Along with the Arboretum giving beautiful natural spring bulb trails, the Easter bunny is set to hop through the woodland leaving clues as he goes ready for children to follow the trail and solve the puzzle.

The children’s Easter trail runs from Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th April and there will also be spring and Easter craft days to keep the kids busy and spark their creativity.

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