A floral carpet of blooming bluebells

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A young girl from Rushden enjoyed spring time by standing in an intensley coloured carpet of blooming bluebells.

From April to mid May the five-acre Bluebell Wood at Coton Manor in the county springs to life.

The sea of flowers, and the beautiful scent, make the woods a real family attraction and certainly prved popular with two-year-old Isla Chambers, from Rushden.

The woods are set in the estate of the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. Along with the house there are also a series of small gardens on different levels which are dotted with flowing streams, fountains and ponds. And when people finish exploring they can visit the site’s nursery or have a bite to eat at the cafe. Opening times are from midday to 5.30pm.