Bluebells are slow to establish and colonise, taking 5-7 years to develop from seed to flower.

We care for thousands of native broadleaved woods across the UK, making us one of the most important organisations when it comes to bluebell colonies.

Bluebell woods are breathtaking to visit, but bluebells are sensitive plants and trampling can really leave its mark. Bluebell bulbs are easily damaged by trampling so they can’t produce enough energy to flower and reproduce in subsequent years. Areas of high footfall can even cause entire colonies to die out. Help us to look after them by sticking to paths and avoid treading on or near bluebell plants.

Top tips

Check out our top tips to help you enjoy your visit while protecting precious wildlife.

Our top bluebell woods