Springtime Bluebells


One of the features that Emmett’s Gardens are renowned for is their bluebell display. When we went there was swathes of bluebells standing to attention. I think they are the most beautiful of all the spring flowers.

‘When you see them each year, pushing through the old leaf litter on sturdy stalks in their hundreds, it’s hard to believe they’re actually a fragile flower. They don’t like change or disturbance, preferring ancient woods where the ground has lain undisturbed for years’.

Matt Scott ~ Head Gardener Emmetts Garden
Bluebells
A photograph of bluebells photographed at Emmetts Garden

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III
F/Number: f/5.6
ISO: 1250
Focal Distance: 55 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Photograph Date: 08.04.2012
Location: Emmetts Garden
Photographer: Ash
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic


At times I get so angry, especially knowing that they can take years to recover, when I see dogs and humans ploughing through the bluebells. In our local woods, there are signs practically begging people to take care and not trample on the bluebells… but some people just ignore those signs and plough straight through them to get the shot they want. When we walk our dog in bluebell season, we make sure he keeps to the paths.

I would hate to see these beautiful flowers disappear from out wooded areas, and that is exactly what could happen if they get too trampled upon.

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8 responses to “Springtime Bluebells”

  1. The same happens here… people go much to far, just for that one picture on facebook or instagram !
    Nice shot Bren. We as photographers have to behave “Nature First”
    ( https://www.naturefirstphotography.org/en/home )

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    1. Thank you… Yes, they do… they don’t care about the damage they are causing.

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  2. Exactly! Bluebells should be treasured. It’s bad enough that the more powerful Spanish bluebell can take over from them too, given half a chance.

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    1. Yes ..I think we had a problem in one of our woods. But they managed to stop it before it got uncontrollable.

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  3. Gorgeous bluebells 😀 😀

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    1. Thank you Cee xx

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    1. Thank you Nora xx

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