Beautiful bluebells

Beautiful bluebells

We will update this page as the bluebells come into flower at our reserves - last updated 17th April 2019

It's nearly that time of year again - head to the woods and soak up the colour...

The bluebell is arguably the nation’s favourite flower and the UK is home to 50% of the global bluebell population.

While thought of as a woodland plant, bluebells are frequently found on verges and under hedges, a legacy of the days when Suffolk was far more wooded. Bluebells generally prefer lighter soils and are most abundant in the south and east of the county, but they can also be found elsewhere on clay soils that don’t become waterlogged. However, the bluebell is almost completely absent from the Brecks despite the sandy soil.

The best Trust nature reserves to see bluebells (usually in April and May) are:

We try and keep our bluebell information as up to date as possible. The season is over quickly however, so do let us know from your visits if the situation has changed.

When visiting the bluebell woods please park sensibly and we would suggest arriving early or making the most of the lighter evenings to enjoy the displays.

We'd love to see your photographs of bluebells - you can add them to our Facebook page or tag us @suffolkwildlife on Twitter.

Bluebell Facts:

  • Common name: Bluebell
  • Latin name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta
  • Category: Wildflowers
  • Statistics: Height: up to 50cm
  • Conservation status: Protected in the UK under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.