Beaulieu’s Gardens Through The Seasons

Flowers at Beaulieu

Beaulieu’s grounds and gardens are beautiful all year round. Use this handy guide to plan your visit through the seasons.

You may also be interested in our garden explorer itinerary.


March / April

The Palace House Wilderness Garden is carpeted with a colourful mass of snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils and fritillaria.

See masses of snowdrops and naturalised daffodils followed by primroses mixed with beautiful blue lungwort and wood anemones along the Mill Pond Walk.

In the Beaulieu Vine House, see the stunning pink blossom of the peach and nectarine trees.

Camellias and Magnolias are covered in flowers in the Victorian Flower Garden.

Late April / May

Don’t miss the stunning Wisteria and Laburnum tunnel in the Victorian Flower Garden at Beaulieu.

Daffodils surround Palace House
A carpet of daffodils surrounds Palace House

Wisteria flowers in the Beaulieu Victorian Flower Garden
The wisteria blooms from yellow through to glorious purple




Enjoy the scented English roses in Beaulieu’s Victorian Flower Garden. Some of the Palace House roses were planted in the late 1800s.


See the newly planted Gertrude Jekyll style borders of roses, shrubs and herbaceous plant.


Explore the summer flowers and fauna including common orchids along the peaceful Millpond Walk.

Pink and white rose in bloom in the Beaulieu gardens
Sweet smelling roses burst into bloom


In October, the Victorian Vegetable Garden will be brimming with bright orange pumpkins. Keep an eye out for autumn vegetables such as marrow, serpent squash and courgette.

Wander the grounds to enjoy splashes of colour from autumn leaves and bright berries.

A pumpkin in the Beaulieu Victorian Vegetable Garden
Autumnal vegetables are used onsite in the Brabazon restaurant

Year round

Enjoy an Alice in Wonderland themed topiary display in Beaulieu’s Victorian Flower Garden.

From May through to October there is always something to see in the organic Victorian Vegetable Garden. In the summer months walk through the bean cross, see many interesting varieties of flowers, fruit and vegetables all used in the Palace House kitchen, with a selection available for visitors to enjoy in the onsite Brabazon Restaurant.

See herbs originally grown by the Cistercian monks for culinary and medicinal purposes in the tranquil setting of the Beaulieu Abbey Cloister.

Plus meet the Beaulieu Griffin, the Green Man and the Hydra! These magnificent tree carvings were skillfully created by specialist sculptor Paul Sivell over the course of several days.

Mad Hatter's Tea Party topiary
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Topiary

Griffin Tree Carving at Beaulieu
The griffin supports the Montagu family coat of arms

Please note timings above are for guidance only. Mother Nature is notoriously fickle and the recent unseasonable temperatures have been affecting flowering times. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee which plants will be on show for your visit.