Woodland gardens are often said to be at their best in spring - when the pulmonarias come into flower under clouds of flowering currants and forget-me-nots carpet the ground in a sea of blue
My favourite woodland garden is Beth Chatto's near Colchester in Essex, but there are plenty of wonderful woodland walks and gardens throughout the UK to inspire you in your own garden...
Why not visit a woodland garden near you this season?
Bodnant Gardens, WALES
Caerhays Castle, CORNWALL
Savill Garden, BERKSHIRE
Melbourne Hall, DERBYSHIRE
Cambo Estate, SCOTLAND
Greencombe Gardens, SOMERSET
Beth Chatto, ESSEX
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, WEST SUSSEX
Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park, LONDON