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The First Sign of Spring

Growing up in Bristol means you are only ever a half hour drive anyway from rural countryside, picturesque villages and some of the best country pubs around! Last weekend we headed north of Bristol up to the beautiful cotswolds in search of a bit of winter sun and the first signs of spring. Welly boots and a cockapoo in tow we paid a visit to Colesbourne Gardens, home to the Snowdrop garden. I don’t know about you but it feels like we have had a pretty long winter and I cannot wait for those sunnier days, snowdrops are one of the first and best signs of Spring there is.

The gardens were absolutely beautiful and home to over 350 varieties of snowdrops (who knew!) They only flower between February and March and create a beautiful blanket effect on the woodland floor, perfect for those scenic instagram shots. It was a really lovely afternoon spent strolling around the woodland and lake, the  Colesbourne Gardens even have a little cafe where you can pick up a steaming cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake after your walk round. The perfect end to a weekend stroll in my eyes!

Being inspired by the snowdrops this weekend I set about bringing a little bit of spring into the home through seasonal blooms providing that much needed bit of colour to another grey February day and filling the room with the loveliest scent. Vintage floral crockery and pastel patterned cushions are both great ways to add that spring feeling into your home. If you want to try and catch the snowdrops this season I would definitely recommend heading out over the next couple of weekends, the National Trust have put together a fab guide showcasing the best spots to see these pretty white flowers near you.

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