Bluebells in Hertfordshire – Gobions Wood

24th April 2018
Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood

Bluebells in Hertfordshire – Gobions Wood, Brookmans Park

Looking to find spring bluebells in Hertfordshire? We visited Gobions Wood in Brookmans Park yesterday to see the bluebells. The girls and I visited there last April and were eager to return this year (and take daddy this time).

Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood

We struggled a bit to find them without grandad’s expert help. Fortunately,  the dog walkers who frequent the woods were very helpful in pointing us in the right way.

There are patches of bluebells all around but when you come to the main place where they are growing, there’s a beautiful blue carpet of flowers, it really is quite spectacular!

Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood

We found plenty of logs to balance on, sticks and pine cones to pick up, fungi (over 500 species!) to spot along the way too. As well as these carved wooden chairs where you can take a break. The girls sat in them with their fairy books that they had insisted on bringing.

Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood

Seren had her “Flower Fairies” book and Imogen rummaged around to find a ballet book that she knew had a bluebell mention in. In addition, she brought along a Rainbow Fairy book for the blue fairy. Towards the end of our adventure we sat on a bench and read through the flower fairy poems of the flowers we had seen, including the The Bluebell Fairy,

My hundred thousand bells of blue,
The splendour of the Spring,
They carpet all the woods anew
With royalty of sapphire hue;

I even managed to get in front of the camera which is a rare thing!

Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood

I’m impressed with Imogen’s recognition of flowers and trees. She was thrilled when we got home and she realised we had a few bluebells in the garden. Nothing like the amount in the woods though!

Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood

Other Bluebell Woods in North London / Hertfordshire

Highgate Wood, Hampstead Heath, Wanstead Park, Gutteridge Woods (Ruislip).

Ashridge Estate (beautiful National Trust estate and Visitor Centre near Berkhamstead), Heartwood Forest (near St Albans), Hitch Wood (near Hitchin), Longspring Wood (near Kings Langley), Pryors Wood (Stevenage),
Wormley Wood / Nut Wood (Broxbourne), Sherrardspark Wood and Tewin Orchard (both near Welwyn Garden City).

About Hue Me Happy

Hue Me Happy is about finding the little rays of sunlight that help keep a sense of balance in every day life. For me these are cups of lovely coffee, a house or garden filled with flowers, time to think and be creative, being outdoors, wine infused evenings with friends and mini-adventures that take me outside of the normal routine. I’m Sian, a 40-something Mancunian mama living in north London. 

First published in April 2017. 

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  • Reply Jade @ Captured By Jade 24th April 2017 at 4:15 pm

    A blue blanket of beauty. So many lovely pictures shared here, and yay for mama being in the pictures (it is a rarity for me too!). I love the little tree stump chair nooks.
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    • Reply Sian 27th April 2017 at 11:50 am

      It was all so magical!

  • Reply Vicki Coombe 24th April 2017 at 4:57 pm

    What a beautiful series of pictures #livingarrows

    • Reply Sian 27th April 2017 at 11:50 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Emma T 24th April 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I’m loving the pretty dress and wellies combo. #livingarrows
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    • Reply Sian 27th April 2017 at 11:49 am

      It’s a great look!

  • Reply Helena 25th April 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Loving the fairy books, poetry and nature’s beauty. #MMBC

    • Reply Sian 27th April 2017 at 11:49 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Carolin 25th April 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Oh these are gorgeous pics. There are definitely some contenders for a frame among them. I love seeing all these bluebell photos. There are none anywhere near us, so I’m waiting for the rape fields to turn yellow 🙂
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    • Reply Sian 27th April 2017 at 11:48 am

      Ah lovely fields of yellow make for amazing photos! Thank you.

  • Reply Kate Tunstall 27th April 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Oh these are beautiful! I do love bluebells and woodland in general. Gorgeous. X

    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Kate

  • Reply Donna 27th April 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Such beautiful photos! I had no idea it was bluebell season but they are everywhere on social media at the moment – spring really has sprung! It looks like such a lovely day out x
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:55 pm

      You can rely on Instagram to tell you which flower is in season!

  • Reply Katy Stevens 28th April 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Wow – you have some beautiful photos here! Looks like a wonderful day.
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Ah thank you Katy.

  • Reply Pat - White Camellias 29th April 2017 at 5:32 pm

    These photos are fantastic. Love the fairy book and the log chair 🙂 #livingarrows

    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Ah thank you!

  • Reply Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs 29th April 2017 at 5:54 pm

    What beautiful captures! Bluebells make the prettiest background sets to shoot in. Love the girls outfits too 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you Monday x

    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Jayne!

  • Reply Debbie Roberts 30th April 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Sian, how pretty! And what a lovely way to spend a few hours feeding the imaginations of children, they learn so much when they are having fun.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Absolutely! Thank you.

  • Reply Sarah 30th April 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Oh wow! It looks like a brilliant wood for exploring, and such beautiful pictures among the bluebells. #LivingArrows

    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 9:10 pm

      It is so pretty.

  • Reply Carol 1st May 2017 at 9:38 am

    I’ve enjoyed seeing bluebell photos for several springs and yours are wonderful. Your girls add so much to the adventure. Fairy books in the tree chairs sounds wonderful. I would have loved to experience this as a child with my mother.

    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Hopefully the girls will have lovely memories!

  • Reply Fiona Cambouropoulos 1st May 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Your girls make beautiful flower fairies with their lovely yellow cardies and surrounded by bluebells. Such a pretty wood for a walk and I love the carved seat. We have one here but it is becoming more and more covered in fern and moss as it is about 10 years old now.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos on #CountryKids
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Oh I bet that makes it even more beautiful!

  • Reply The Princess and The Pickle 3rd May 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Beautiful photos! We love visiting bluebell woods too, such a wonderful time of year.
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:54 pm

      So magical

  • Reply Sonia Cave 3rd May 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful photos, and although it was a little hard for you to locate, it makes me more special not having to share it with a heap of other people as it is slightly secretive! #countrykidsfun
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Yes it did feel a bit secretive!

  • Reply Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) 3rd May 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Those bluebell woods are stunning – so lovely to see the woods carpeted with them. I love the photos of your girls sitting in the carved trunks reading their fairy books. So magical 🙂 #countrykids
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Ah thank you – they loved those trunk chairs!

  • Reply Kim Carberry 4th May 2017 at 9:58 am

    Aww! Gorgeous photos! It looks like you had a lovey day out.
    Your girl sat reading is just adorable.
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Kim!

  • Reply Karen (Stopping At Two) 4th May 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Such gorgeous pictures!

    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Mudpie Fridays 7th May 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Oh I really love the fairy trees, they would look brilliant in my garden! Gorgeous set of photos as always x #LivingArrows
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    • Reply Sian 10th May 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Ah thank you!

  • Reply Mike Anderson 21st September 2017 at 6:59 am

    Hello Sian, wow! You have amazing photos. I love the blue color and that’s why I love bluebells. It looks beautiful. I am impressed with your flower garden, and trees. Thanks and keep sharing with us.

  • Reply Jane Anderson 20th June 2018 at 9:44 am

    Hey Sian, These are very beautiful pictures. And it is very good way to spend time with children, they learnt many things about gardening. I love seeing these bluebells photos in your blog. Thank you for this blog. Keep Posting!

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