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Floral map of the UK holiday cottages

Floral map of the UK

Julie Smith 24 February 2021

Flowers and plants have a proven ability to be restful for the mind and soothing for the soul. Watching new blooms spring to life and breathing in their fresh floral scents can help ease stress and promote a feeling of calm and wellbeing, especially when they are part of a gorgeous garden in the great outdoors. 

Springtime is when new shoots of life start to appear, so we think it's the perfect time to celebrate the vast range of plants, trees and flowers that are grown throughout the UK. Our floral map of the UK shows the different locations up and down the country where you can view some favourite flower varieties that hold National Plant Collections status.

Floral map of the UK

Floral Map of the UK

About the National Plant Collection

National Plant Collections are run by Plant Heritage to celebrate the very best varieties of different species of plants that are grown and cultivated throughout the UK while ensuring these wonderful blooms are preserved and protected for generations to come. All collections can be viewed by the public, from carpets of springtime snowdrops in Fife to fields of fragrant summer lavender in Norfolk.

LavenderNational collection: Norfolk Lavender
Postcode: PE31 7JE
Best time to view: Jun - Aug

English RoseNational collection: David Austin Roses
Postcode: WV7 3HB
Best time to view: June - July and Sept - Oct
DaffodilNational collection: Brodie Castle
Postcode: IV36 2TE
Best time to view: April - May
FoxgloveNational collection: The Botanic Nursery
Postcode: SN12 8NU
Best time to view: May - July
TulipNational collection: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Postcode: CB2 1JE
Best time to view: Feb - May
SnowdropNational collection: Cambo Gardens
Postcode: KY16 8QD
Best time to view: Jan - March
CamelliaNational collection: Mount Edgecumbe House and Country Park
Postcode: PL10 1HZ
Best time to view: Feb - April
ChrysanthemumNational collection: Temple Newsam Garden
Postcode: LS15 0AD
Best time to view: Oct - Dec
RhododendronNational collection: Sheffield Park Garden
Postcode: TN22 3QX
Best time to view: May - June
CrocusNational collection: RHS Wisley
Postcode: GU23 6QB
Best time to view: Feb - April and Oct - Nov
Cherry blossomNational collection: Batsford Arboretum
Postcode: GL56 9AD
Best time to view: March - June
ClematisNational collection: Hawthornes Nursery
Postcode: PR4 6XT
Best time to view: Jul - Aug
LaburnumNational collection: Powis Castle
Postcode: SY21 8RF
Best time to view: May - June
HollyNational collection: RHS Rosemoor
Postcode: EX38 8PH
Best time to view: Nov - Feb
IrisNational collection: Belsay Hall
Postcode: NE20 0DX
Best time to view: Nov - Feb
Blue poppyNational collection: Holehird Gardens
Postcode: LA23 1NP
Best time to view: May - June
Apple blossomNational collection: Clumber Park
Postcode: S80 3AZ
Best time to view: April - May for flowers
PeonyNational collection: Primrose Hall Peonies
Postcode: MK45 5AH
Best time to view: May - June
DelpthiniumNational collection: Regent's Park
Postcode: NW1 1NR
Best time to view: June
Lily of the ValleyNational collection: Kingston Lacy
Postcode: BH21 4EA
Best time to view: June
EucrypthiaNational collection: Seaforde Gardens
Postcode: BT30 8PG
Best time to view: Jun - Sept
BegoniaNational collection: Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Postcode: G12 0UE
Best time to view: April - Aug

Get out and smell the roses (or the lavender)...

Kett Country Cottages is the booking agent for a handpicked collection of Norfolk holiday cottages and the team were inspired to create this floral map of the UK by the gloriously fragrant lavender fields around Heacham on the Norfolk coast. We hope it's inspired you to get out and about in the great outdoors and discover the beautiful range of flowers that can be found around the UK, from pastel pink peonies to vibrant red roses.


Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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