While we are staying indoors, nature is in full bloom around the island of Ireland and if you do get to visit during another spring time, you’re in for a treat.
The lovely native bluebell flowers from April to May and creates rich blue blankets under trees and in forests. In Northern Ireland, you’ll find amazing bluebells at Castle Coole
in County Fermanagh
– which were planted by the daughters of the 4th Earl over 100 years ago – and at Glenariff Forest Park
in County Antrim
, one of the best places on the island to experience the flower.
Historic Bantry House
sits on the edge of the town of Bantry in County Cork
, along the Wild Atlantic Way. The gardens here are simply stunning, but a real highlight are the beautiful bundles of wisteria flowers which bloom above an ornamental fountain within a parterre overlooked by the garden’s famous 100 steps… They’re a real show-stopper.The Burren
in County Clare
is famously home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful displays of flora and fauna. Of Ireland’s 900 native plants species, the Burren is home to 70% – including the mountain avens, an Arctic-Alpine plant brought here by glaciers in the last Ice Age. Here on this incredible karst limestone landscape, an amazing amount of flora blooms, including the Bloody Cranesbill and Birds Foot Trefoil, which grow together in harmony. These perennials tend to bloom in the late spring and summer months, adding to the life and color of the Burren. So that’s just a taste of spring flowers in Ireland, there are loads more great gardens around Ireland with stunning blooms… Have you visited any? And do you have any great springtime snaps of Ireland you’d like to share with us?