The National Trust is encouraging people across Suffolk to pause and take a moment to appreciate the temporary beauty of blossom. 

Inspired by the Japanese tradition of Hanami, which translated to flower viewing, the charity is celebrating the return of the pink blooms with the return of #BlossomWatch to celebrate spring. 

The charity has revealed some of the best places in Suffolk to see blossoms. 


The countryside surrounding the hamlet is a mixture of woodland, hedgerow and pasture that explodes with life with blossom. 

The white blackthorn blossom makes the countryside look like it's blanketed in snow at the start of the season before the hawthorn arrives in May.

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East Anglian Daily Times: A Judas tree at Melford HallA Judas tree at Melford Hall (Image: National Trust)

Melford Hall

The Judas tree, also known as a love tree, has heart-shaped leaves that have clusters of bright cerise pink blossom creating a display of colour from late April. 

As spring emerges, visitors can enjoy the new growth and colour of the season that will also include the espaliered apple trees along the red brick walls surrounding the garden.

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Ickworth Estate

Cherry blossom can be found along Geraldine's and Erskine's Walk and Lady Mary MacRae once remarked that walking though the blossomed trees in spring was like "walking through lace".

Between April and early May the selection of apple and pear trees will blossom in the historic orchard.