Simon's Blog - Bluebells

Credit: Mike Boss

What's not to love about bluebells?

Well apart from that according to folklore hearing one ring is a sign of impending death!

Thankfully they were all pretty quiet on the day I visited Wakehurst Place in Sussex, where once again they are growing wild and free in both the Iris Dell and in the surrounding woodland.

I met up with Chris Jenkins from the nursery and Conservation Manager Ian Parkinson.

As well as the stunning carpets of bluebells on public display, there's also a treat this year exclusively for the Friends of Wakehurst members, who will be allowed to enter Sheepwash Wood, which is one of Wakehurst’s best kept secrets.

It's a bit of ancient woodland that forms part of Wakehurst’s Site of Special Scientific Interest and is awash with bluebells and spring flowers but is set aside for nature conservation.

If you get the chance to go along...don't forget to send me a photo to