Spring is a fine old time in the city of London. The cherry blossom begins to bloom; some bluebells start to sprout; and the wisteria gives us its seasonal wave outside houses across the city. It’s also the time where London’s many fabulous green spaces truly come alive. Luckily, we’ve got the definitive answer on where the top spot to check out the spring flowers is, thanks to this new study…
…And of course it’s Kew Gardens! They picked up a similar accolade for summer, and now the botanical heaven has claimed the spring title.
Horticulture experts Flying Flowers have crunched the numbers for us again, finding that Kew Gardens is the UK’s favourite garden to visit this spring. Frankly, – though we may have a slight bias – Secret London couldn’t agree more!
They found that the west London gardens, with over 50,000 living plants (the largest living collection on earth), are looked up the most, with over 340,000 searches per month. This comfortably saw off the competition of Wrest Park in second place (135,450 searches) and RHS Wisley (111,280 searches) in third.
Botanical gardens as a whole proved popular throughout the study, with Edinburgh and Sheffield’s popular spots also making the top ten in Flying Flowers’ study.
Flying Flowers said: “The UK is home to some of the world’s most beautiful gardens which are home to a mixture of designs and styles. With many of our gardens offering a huge range of flowers and plants cared for and studied by gardeners and botanists, they’re the perfect places to explore and get in touch with nature this spring.”
Check out the Flying Flowers study here.