Her Ladyships Walk – the entrance into the Arboretum - looks stunning with Cyclamen, Hellebores, Aconites and the interesting scented yellow flowers of Edgeworthia chrysantha (paperbush) which can be spotted in the border half way down the path.
Daffodils are appearing all over the arboretum; particularly from ‘Rockery Bridge’ down towards the deer park – here you’ll see January (early yellow daffodil) with Spring Dawn which are white with a yellow centre – however there are lots of daffodils now making an appearance all around the Arboretum; you’ll see them on most paths!
Primroses (Primula vulgaris) are looking at their best right now.
Snowdrops are still flowering - these can be seen all over the Arboretum.
The early signs of yellow Lysichiton americanus (Skunk Cabbage) are starting to make an appearance, also Stachyurus yunnanensis with its white chains of small bell-shaped flowers, both can be seen near the swamp (area H on our map).
Cornus officinalis (Japanese cornelian cherry) - with its bright yellow flowers – is at its best right now. This can be seen near the Ice House. Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry) which is very similar and has bright yellow flowers can be seen towards the front of the Japanese Rest House (area O on our map).
Near to Area M on our map, you will find Prunus pseudocerasus ‘Cantabrigiensis’, well known for its early flowers.