Visiting the Crocus Lawn at Wallington

Visiting the Crocus Lawn at Wallington

The Crocus Lawn at Wallington is now in bloom. We popped along this morning (10 March) to visit and wow what a treat! According to google, Crocus' bloom for 2-3 weeks so if you'd like to see this spectacular display at their best, I'd recommend getting there sooner rather than later. 

Wallington is free to visit for National Trust members (admission fee applies for non members) and you don't need to book - simply turn up during their opening hours. Dogs are welcome on leads in the grounds, there is a tea room with indoor and outdoor seating, picnic tables, various walks and three play areas for children to enjoy too. You could easily spend a full day here. 

You will find the Crocus Lawn outside of the conservatory in the walled garden. On arrival and at the entrance, there are some staff/volunteers who will point you in the right direction but it's not tricky to find - simply follow the signs for the walled garden. There is an accessible route or a route with a few steps - both are signposted. 

As a rough guide, if you have the main house entrance on your right and your back to the tearoom, turn left following the signs for the walled garden and walk away from the house. You will need to cross over a road which will take you to the woods in the map above. The woods are well signposted and it's easy to walk through them until you reach the walled garden (number 18 on the map is the entance). 

There is accessible parking available in the walled garden, ask on arrival for directions / info about accessing. 

As soon as you enter the walled garden your eyes are drawn down to a sea of purple below. How beautiful and such a lovely reminder that spring is on the way. 

Then you will walk past the conservatory where there is another beautiful scene. There is plenty of seating where you can sit and admire the flowers. 

Then loop around the the lower part of the walled garden for even more Crocus'. There are said to be tens of thousands on display in total. 

This lower part of the walled garden is my favourite place to take a seat as there are several water features and the sound of running water alongside the birds tweeting and the gorgeous scenery is just stunning and so peaceful. We took a few minutes here to take it all in. 

For those who enjoy snowdrops, there are still plenty on display throughout the woodland you walk through en-route to the walled garden. A double treat! 

Find out more about visiting Wallington here: 

We ended our trip with a little visit to the tea room and of course, couldn't leave without purchasing some Crocus bulbs for our own garden at home from the NT shop. They certainly left an impression. 


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