Share joy of spring by showing off pictures

The National Trust has launched a blossom watch campaign to welcome in spring.

The Yoshino Cherry Tree at the National Trust’s Benthall Hall (near Broseley in Shropshire)
The Yoshino Cherry Tree at the National Trust’s Benthall Hall (near Broseley in Shropshire)

This picture was taken at the National Trust’s Benthall Hall, near Broseley, where the beautiful Yoshino Cherry Tree is in full bloom.

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The Yoshino Cherry Tree is the same species as those blossoming in Japan at this time of year.

The Yoshino Cherry Tree at the National Trust’s Benthall Hall (near Broseley in Shropshire)

Alexander Blakeman from the National Trust said: “This spring, the tree is putting on a remarkable display. It has a brief blossom period but it certainly deserves celebrating.

“The National Trust is encouraging everyone to look out for blossom in their local area. If you’d like to share these photos on social media, please include #BlossomWatch to help us spread the joy of spring.”

The Yoshino Cherry Tree at the National Trust’s Benthall Hall (near Broseley in Shropshire)

Blossom is often one of the first signs that spring is well and truly on the way, and is a welcome sight of colour after the frosty winter months.

From the pinker hues to the cloudy white, these delicate blossoms are a joyful sight and a reminder that warmer days are on their way.

The Yoshino Cherry Tree at the National Trust’s Benthall Hall (near Broseley in Shropshire)

Blossom is not only beautiful to look at, it also supports a variety of wildlife. The National Trust is encouraging people to take a moment on their daily walk or run to look out for birds, butterflies or bees that might be attracted to blossom trees down your street.

The garden at Benthall Hall is open to pre-booked visitors. For more information, visit the Benthall Hall website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/benthall-hall.

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