The Fritillaries Are Now Starting To Flower

Update from Natural England

Fritillaries are just starting to flower, we still estimate the main display to be around the 19th April.

The best area to see flowering fritillaries at the moment is the orange route.

fritillary unopened
Snakes Head Fritillary

PLEASE stick to waymarked paths – whilst you may think you are being careful having a closer look at a flower, there are actually far more non-flowering individuals which look like grass that are easily trampled. If you visit during peak flowering you can see the flowers close-up without stepping off the path. Each year paths are getting wider, meaning the display smaller!

Please also keep dogs on leads to protect the fritillaries and ground nesting birds.


TOP TIP – bring binoculars, this will enable you to see the true extent of the flowers further out in the meadow. We have placed a whiteboard at the entrance to the meadow giving up to date information on the best areas to see flowers.

Enjoy your visit!!

Charlotte Taggart
Natural England Reserve Manager

2 Replies to “The Fritillaries Are Now Starting To Flower”

  1. How long do you expect the fritillaria to flower as I am not able to visit until next Monday 26th April.
    I look forward to hearing from you; thank you.
    Louise Tucker

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