The New Forest is beautiful in spring but neighbouring Hampshire is even more colourful towards the end of the season. The countryside is awash with colour and there are numerous gardens, orchards, and woodlands to explore too. There are plenty of sights not to be missed.
Harvest House is well placed for visitors who want a bed and breakfast in Hampshire surrounded by beautiful natural wonders. The New Forest is just to the north and there are plenty of places to visit in the neighbouring counties too.
Mottisfont is definitely worth seeing in the springtime. The ground is carpeted with Chionodoxa flowers, making the landscape a beautiful lilac-blue. The huge trees add green canopies to complete the scene. Spearywell wood is a good highlight with its bluebells, anemones, and violets adding even more colour.
Stockbridge Down park and garden is also located on the Mottisfont estate. It offers fantastic views and a great deal of conservation has gone on at the site over the years. This has made it a fantastic habitat for butterflies, including many rare species such as the Pearl Bordered Fritillary.
Hinton Ampner is as fragrant as it is eye-catching in spring. The apple, pear, and cherry blossoms all add wonderful aromas to the air. The neighbouring woods are also filled with attractive bluebells. Visitors will be stunned by the sights, particularly the carefully sculpted gardens.
The Vyne is a little further away but the drive is definitely worth it, especially towards the end of spring. This is when the orchard and walled garden come to life with pastel fruit blossoms. Lilac and wisteria add wonderful scents too.
If you want to explore Hampshire in spring we urge you to plan your days carefully so you don’t miss any of the wonderful sights. Please keep Harvest House in mind too. We offer comfortable rooms filled with character and a countryside setting. You can find out more about what we have to offer on our website or get in touch with us personally.