where are our closest bluebell woods??

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mikej
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where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by mikej » 2 May 2019 19:43

As the title says, I'm feeling the need to revel in nature's beauty and wondered where our nearest bluebell woods might be - can anyone recommend any? Happy to drive or travel by train.

JMLF
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Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by JMLF » 2 May 2019 20:23

I’m pretty sure someone told me the back of Beckenham place park has lovely bluebells but not sure if it’s at the scale for what you’re looking for?!

michael
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Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by michael » 2 May 2019 22:06

This is an excellent place for bluebells:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmett ... tts-garden

John H
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Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by John H » 3 May 2019 20:04

lots of bluebells in Beckenham Place Park. Sadly they are Spanish bluebells

Rachael
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Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by Rachael » 4 May 2019 13:07

You’ve just missed the peak of the bluebells in Beckenham Place Park woods, but they were spectacular. Best last week of April, usually. As part of the restoration of the woods, a lot of invasive ground cover was cleared late this winter, which should allow for an even bigger carpet of bluebells next year. There are also some new paths through the woods to show off the bluebells. If you go this weekend you see the tail end of them, but they are fading fast. You know when they’ve peaked when you see a blue haze in the middle distance as you walk through the woods.

gerispringer
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Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by gerispringer » 5 May 2019 05:38

Toys Hill-other side of Westerham- park in the NT car park and walk through th Elwood’s to Emmetts Garden. Bluebells all the way.

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Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by sherlomi » 6 May 2019 07:18

Sydenham Hill woods has bluebells - not carpets of them but bluebells none the less and the woods are beautiful.

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Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

Post by syd-gal » 7 May 2019 15:41

I went to Beckenham Place Park on Sunday, and yes the bluebells are on their last legs. But there are plenty of English ones, not Spanish ones. I was going to add a photo, but don't know how to.

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