Top Blossom Watching Locations in the Wakefield District

By Abilene Strong, Experience Wakefield

New England may have autumnal leaf peeping, but here in the UK we’re all about spring blossom watching! Keep reading to find our top locations for spotting the best blooms in the Wakefield district.

Friarwood Valley Gardens

Take a stroll through Pontefract’s Friarwood Valley Gardens, a site originally associated with the town’s medieval monastery. Featuring stunning blossoms, a rose garden and historic pinhole camera.

πŸ“ Mayor’s Walk, Pontefract, WF8 2RR

πŸ“Έ @chris_p_mcloughlin

Ol Horbury

Sit back and enjoy the beautiful blooms in Ol Horbury. Join them during the day for coffee and locally sourced pastries and cake, or enjoy an evening sampling their large wine list, beers and gins complemented with a small snack menu.

πŸ“ 12 High Street, Horbury, WF4 5AA

πŸ“Έ @ol_horbury

Pontefract Park

Take in the pinks and whites of the trees as you make your way around the lakes of Pontefract Park.

πŸ“ Park Side, Pontefract, WF8 4QD

πŸ“Έ @stacey3020

St John’s Church

Experience peace and serenity in the pretty surrounds of Georgian St John’s Church Wakefield. Sit a while and enjoy the landscaped grounds and gorgeous trees.

πŸ“ Wentworth Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QU

πŸ“Έ @walkinginwakefield


Escape the busy city in the picturesque village of Ryhill.

πŸ“ Ryhill, WF4

πŸ“Έ @SBillcliffe

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden

Discover the little oasis of calm in the city centre that is The Hepworth Wakefield Garden. Spot the sculptures hidden amongst the flowers and trees.

πŸ“ Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW

πŸ“Έ @walkinginwakefield

National Trust Nostell

Bask in the grandeur of one of Northern England’s greatest treasure houses, National Trust Nostell, and enjoy a refined promenade around the landscaped parkland.

πŸ“ Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF4 1QE

πŸ“Έ @janeknott

Carr Lodge Park

Wander amongst the blossom filled trees in Carr Lodge Park, Horbury.

πŸ“ Wakefield Road, Horbury, WF4 5HE

πŸ“Έ @melaniearmi

Blossom Watching in Wakefield