Stepping into Spring

Since we reopened for the public in February, we’re now welcoming spring all over the estate

As we sit here at Hardwick (waiting for some sunshine to arrive, fingers crossed), we thought it might be quite nice to take a look at how Hardwick has bounced back from winter and into spring

From sights to sounds we thought we’d share it with you

So here’s just a taster of the top 5 spring spots at Hardwick …



1. Now I’m sure that one of the first things that spring to mind (no pun intended) is daffodils when thinking of spring, daffodils that seem to appear overnight. Although there are a few spots you’ll find them, where they’ve appeared we think one of the best is definitely in the south court of the gardens



2. Lamb. You may have already spotted the adorable new borns on our Facebook page but just in case we’re sharing it again, you’ll definitely see them on the drive into Hardwick in Lady Spencer’s field



3. Snowdrops – you’ll find them quite appropriately near the fairy house in the south court



4. Birds… Now you’ll see all sorts while you’re out and about but if you head down to Millers point you may just spot great crested grebes, as you’ll see in the picture above!



5. The longhorn calves; the drive in will be one of the best ways to spot them out on the estate 


We’d love it if you’d share your spring sights with us on Twitter whether it be at home or while you’re out and about using the hashtag #springwildlife at @nthardwick or share them with us on Facebook at


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