6 Top Places To Visit With Your Camera This Spring

Looking for locations where you can capture some spring-themed imagery? We're here to help you out.

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With the weather warming up and the flowers blooming, spring is the perfect time to head out with your camera and take some photographs. In fact, taking the family to see any one of the many different gardens is the perfect way to spend a spring day. If you're looking for some inspiration on where to visit with your camera this weekend, here are just a few places around the UK you'll be able to capture an image of a perfect spring-themed garden.  

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Alnwick Gardens - Alnwick, Northumbria

Whilst most people will be familiar with Alnwick Castle, one other picture-perfect place to visit in the area is Alnwick Gardens. In its Ornamental garden there is a fountain that runs throughout, and splits into 2 secret gardens. With its bedding Roses, Delphiniums, Lavender and fruit trees it is the ideal area to capture the beauty of spring. If this is not to your fancy, head to the tree house with its walkways, rope bridges and amazing high views of the rest of the gardens, making it a fun and exhilarating place to capture great spring photos. 

 

Dunham Massey - Altrincham, Cheshire

Add a bit of history to your photos this spring by visiting Dunham Massey which has been transformed back into the WW1 Stamford Military hospital, complete with gardens. Head to the Victory gardens where fruit, vegetables and herbs were grown during the time and which have now been planted again to recreate the smells of the era. If history is not your thing then visit the rest of the gardens with all the different flowers and trees, including the fallen trees which have been created into log piles to clamber around, all of which could make an imaginative photo for the album. 

If you want something more than plants and flowers to photograph, Dunham Massey has an abundance of wildlife in its park. Daily park walks will give you the opportunity to capture some perfect wildlife shots.

 

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Photo by David Pritchard 

 

Kew Gardens - Richmond, Surrey

Head to one of the most famous gardens in the UK this spring where there are many things to see and something for everyone to do. Not only is there Kew Palace to enjoy but also the Royal Kitchens. Staying on the royal theme, head to the Princess of Wales Conservatory which recreates 10 climatic zones which also includes an aquatic area. Alternatively, head to the Palm House and Rose Garden. The Palm House building itself is a magnificent piece of architecture to photograph with its traditional Victorian glass structure. After this, head down the cherry walk to King William’s Temple where Japanese Cherry Trees line the path providing many a photo opportunity. Magnolias, Daffodils, Camellia, Scilla Forbesii are just some of the flowers that Kew Gardens have to offer this spring. 

If this is not to your fancy, go onto the tree top walkway which provides spectacular views of the gardens below giving you the perfect photo opportunity of the gardens this spring.

 

Wentworth Castle Gardens - Barnsley, South Yorkshire

The gardens at Wentworth Castle are truly worth a visit this spring. You'll find a Victorian flower garden which is often known as the secret garden and it also has a historic Victorian Conservatory. Head to the different gardens it has to offer such as the Azalea Gardens and Union Jack Garden to capture the beauty of the flowers. Some of the flowers the garden has to offer this spring include Camellia’s, Species Rhododendrons and Magnolia.

If you would like to see and photograph something a little different, pay a visit to the HaHa walls and stone bridge You could even head to the informal wilderness section and see what wildlife you can capture. It's also worth visiting the nearby parklands which offer woodland, wildlife and a deer park to explore. 

 

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Alton Towers: The Gardens - Alton, Staffordshire

One place that might surprise you with its gardens is the theme park Alton Towers. In between the different sections of the theme park lies beautiful gardens. If the thought of attending a theme park and gardens is your idea of a first-rate day out, then this is the perfect place to head to. Enjoy the thrills of the rides but also capture some photographs of a beautiful spring garden. In between the rides there is a conservatory and its own version of Stonehenge for you to explore and capture. Go take a photo of the Pagoda fountain or even the Dutch garden. Although it is an unlikely venue, Alton Towers is a perfect place to take some amazing spring landscape photographs. 

 

Clumber Park - Worksop, Nottingham 

Now the weather is getting warmer, head out with friends and family to Clumber Park. This spring, Clumber Park has plenty to offer in the spring photograph department. Head into the woodlands with its Daffodils and Snowdrops, or go take a look at the walled kitchen gardens or even take a walk down the Lime Tree avenue and bask in the nature and wildlife that surrounds Clumber Park. You could also head down to the giant lake with its famous stone bridges and capture a beautiful spring picture. No matter where you are in Clumber park, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect location and setting for the ideal spring photo.

 

Article by Giorgina Parker. 

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