Darling Buds of May – best places to see blossom

in Harrogate in Thirsk in York

Get into the great outdoors to see a burst of natural confetti. Here are our favourite spots to see blossom this May:

The Stray, Harrogate

Freely accessible from all points of Harrogate city centre, The Stray is 200 acres of open parkland with avenues of trees including blossom. The Cherry Tree Walk and Milton Walkway are both cherry lined paths accessible from the junction of Station Parade and York Place. There is free and paid parking nearby on all sides of the park.

Beningborough Hall

Check out the kitchen garden at Beningbrough Hall – in-between York and Knaresborough – for an impressive array of fruit blossoms. More details here.

(c) National Trust

Nunnington Hall

More orchards – this time at Nunnington Hall, just East of Thirsk.

East Riddlesden Hall

Check out the new blossom tree trail at East Riddlesden Hall with cherry, plum, crab apple and blackthorn trees.

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