Bluebell Wood


More than 45,000 bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior') are planted under a mature stand of oak, birch, and beech trees just south of Cherry Esplanade. In late April, the bluebells burst into flower and create an enchanting woodland display.

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    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'
Photograph by Dave AllenHyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' Photograph by Dave Allen
    • A sea of Spanish bluebells creates quite a sight at BBG today. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.A sea of Spanish bluebells creates quite a sight at BBG today. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
    • More than 45,000 bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior') burst into bloom in Bluebell Wood at BBG. Photo by Rebecca BulleneMore than 45,000 bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior') burst into bloom in Bluebell Wood at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene
    • Photo by Antonio M. Rosario.Photo by Antonio M. Rosario.
    • The tall trees of Bluebell Wood cast their shadows in the fading winter sun. Photo by Dave Allen.The tall trees of Bluebell Wood cast their shadows in the fading winter sun. Photo by Dave Allen.
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • An artist considers her pastel drawing of Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.An artist considers her pastel drawing of Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Bluebell Wood at its peak attracts artists to the Garden. Photo by Blanca Begert.Bluebell Wood at its peak attracts artists to the Garden. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Elizabeth Peters.Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' (Spanish bluebell) in Bluebell Wood. Photo by Elizabeth Peters.
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