One of our most iconic flowers, bluebells need little introduction. Woodlands carpeted in brillant blue flowers is a sure sign that spring has arrived. Britain is home to almost half the world’s population of bluebell’s making our woodlands internationally important for this flower.
Bluebells are under threat from a garden escape, the spanish bluebell. Our bluebells have narrow leaves, a sweet scent and have flowers mostly on one side of the stem, drooping at the top. Spanish bluebells have broader leaves, almost no scent and flowers all around the upright stem. Though hybrids can often show characteristics of both species.
Between late April and late May
Found at sites throughout the Park, although one of the best displays is in Parkhill Wood.