Whilst Northumberland is beautiful in all weathers at any time of the year, Northumberland really does blossom in the Spring.
Prepare to get back to nature with England’s most tranquil National Park, the largest reservoir in Northern Europe, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and many Nature Reserves just waiting to be explored. You'll see the Ospreys returning to Kielder Water & Forest Park, discover rare Black Grouse in the heather moorland of the North Pennines AONB, and find freshly-hatched Pufflings on Coquet Island and the Farne Islands on the Northumberland coast.
Our gardens excel themselves in spring, bursting into life after the long winter. Howick Hall Garden & Arboretum is a gardener's paradise, with the grounds packed full of daffodils from March. The Alnwick Garden is open all year round, with events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival showcasing the delights of the new season.
Many of Northumberland’s heritage sites, halls and castles have stunning gardens. Explore the extensive grounds at Cragside, whose Rhododendron display is legendary. Marvel at the microclimate of The Quarry Garden at Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, home to a vast array of exotic plans and trees usually found across the globe.
Springtime also benefits from two Bank Holidays in May. Take advantage of this free time and make sure a visit to Northumberland in spring is on your to-do list.
Keep an eye on our events guide below to see what's on this spring.