5 things to enjoy at Painshill in March
Spring is one of the prettiest times in the landscape and the season really gets going in March.
1. Enjoy the daffodils
Walk into the landscape right now and you will be greeted with a host of golden daffodils. They have to be the most triumphant spring flowers – nothing says ‘winter is over’ quite like their bright yellow blooms. The area around the visitor centre is covered in them. To see more, carry on to the bottom of the vineyard where they line the lake.
2. Say hello to the goslings
New families have started arriving around the lake. We already have some gorgeous Egyptian goslings to look out for around Grotto Island.
Did you know that Egyptian Geese were indeed originally from Egypt, as the name suggests. They were brought over in the 17th century because English gentlemen were stuck by their beautiful colours and thought they would look very eye-catching by the lakes and ponds of their estates. Despite the colder climate the Egyptian Geese have maintained a small population since.
3. Look out for wild garlic
In March, wild garlic starts to bloom all the way along the banks of the river. You may spot white flowers or, if they haven’t bloomed yet, heaps of green leaves and buds. Step towards them and there is no mistaking the smell!
4. Celebrate Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day treat your mum to a day around the landscape. Enjoy spotting the new mothers with their goslings around the lake or walk up to the Temple of Bacchus and take in the view.
We have Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea being served if you would like to indulge in scones, sandwiches and sweet treats. Toast to your mum with a glass of Painshill’s very own sparkling wine.
5. Stop and spot the flowers
Daffodils are not the only flower to herald the new season. There is still a scattering of snowdrops to enjoy around the lake and crocus are blooming in the woodlands around the Visitor Centre.