Celebrate the UK’s first ever #BlossomWatch day!

April 23, 2021 Uncategorised

The National Trust is urging people to come together on social media to share their pictures as part of the charity’s first ever nationwide #BlossomWatch Day, tomorrow – Saturday April 24th.

Locally we have some of the best places to enjoy blossom include Hughenden, Cliveden, Stowe and Greys Court.

As restrictions ease and loved ones can finally start to meet outside, the conservation charity is urging people to share in one of nature’s most magnificent natural spectacles by posting pictures of blossom on social media on April 24th using the tag #BlossomWatch.

And by tagging their location, an interactive digital map (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blossom-watch) will chart the progress of blossom across the country over the next few weeks.

The Trust’s Garden’s and Parks Consultant for London and the South East, Emma McNamara, says: “Blossom season is advancing apace, but we’ve had some frost damage recently from the low overnight temperatures. Magnolia and camellia blossom have been affected by this, burning the flowers at Greys Court and Basildon Park, which means they drop quickly. This highlights the fleeting nature and beauty of blossom. However, fruit trees such as apple, pear and cherry will be blooming in late April and early May in the orchards at Hughenden and Cliveden, buzzing with insect life pollinating for fruits later in the year.”

For further information, inspiration and to donate towards the charity’s tree planting ambitions visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blossom-watch

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