Blossom Update:
W/C 22 April 2024
Pear and cherry fading but the apple blossom is coming through nicely, this is very visible in Childswickham area of the Trail. 
Hawthorn is now out in hedgerows that haven’t been flailed.
Ornamental trees, shrubs and climbers can be see in many villages

The spring Blossom Trail can be enjoyed in many ways – as an adventure in your own time or as a fun-filled organised day out. To enhance your experience further, the trail incorporates many of the horticultural highlights the area has to offer throughout the rest of the year – award-winning parks, garden centres, nurseries and farm shops (many with cafes) selling outstanding local produce and home cooked delicacies. From April to June this will also include the famous Vale of Evesham Asparagus – whose prestige has gained it PGI European Protected Food named status.

2024 Blossom Trail guide

To help you get the most from the glorious Blossom Trail, we have put together a handy guide that features more information on the area as you explore the 55 mile route. In the guide, you will find:

  • Information on the different types of blossom
  • Its history and how best to enjoy it
  • Exciting selfie/Instagram opportunties
  • A new bikeaway event
  • An enhanced businesses of interest listing, including garden centres, nurseries and farm shops
  • Mini visitor guides to the three towns on the route, as well as the stunning village of Broadway
  • Places to visit on the trail to enjoy the blossom including National Trust properties, gardens and our parks.

The guide will be available to be picked up from at the district’s Tourist Information Centres and multiple literature racks in the area. Alternatively, download it below (8mb).

About the Blossom

For almost four decades the Vale of Evesham Blossom Trail has been recognised as one of the top ‘wonders of spring’ and can be experienced on foot, by bike, car or coach.

The term Blossom is given to a cluster of flowers that bloom on any plant – this can include magnolia, hawthorn, blackthorn and ornamental cherries. Blossom tress however, tend to be associated with the fruiting (Prunus genus) varieties – these include cherries, plums, apples, pears, peaches and crab-apples.

Blossom provides pollen to pollinators such as bees who initiate the cross pollination necessary for the trees to reproduce by producing fruit. The colour of the blossom that can be seen throughout the Vale of Evesham range from the delicate white of pear, plum, orange, some cherry and most almonds; to the variable degrees of pink via apple, peach and cherry.

Throughout the Blossom Trail you will find there are many different varieties of blossom, below are some of the different types you can find during spring time in Worcestershire’s Vale & Spa.


The blossom of apple is usually tinged with pink and an apple orchard in May is surely the most beautiful site in the farmed landscape. Apples are pollinated by all sorts of insects including long-horn beetles, malachite beetles, butterflies and solitary bees.


A common shrub turning hedgerows white in early spring. The abundant blossom attracts many pollinators including hoverflies and bumblebees.

Cherry Plum

The first fruit blossom of the year. Often planted as hedgerow shrubs or as small trees in orchards. An important early nectar source for honeybees which will have used up their stored honey over the winter.


The delicate blossom is not such a common sight in the Vale nowadays, being mostly restricted to hedgerows and along water courses. All of the old Damson trees in the Vale are infected by a fungus Taphrina insititiae which causes twiggy growths known as Witches’ Brooms.


Large old pear trees can be seen along roadsides and in hedgerows dotted through the Vale. The majority of these big trees produce small pears used for making perry. The bark of a pear tree divides into small rectangular sections making it quite distinctive.


The pure white plum blossom is on show for a very short period in April and attracts an assortment of pollinators including hoverflies, dagger-flies, bee-flies and small beetles. Plum orchards once dominated the landscape around the Vale but only a few of these special places now remain.

The Trail Route

The signposted trail route takes in large areas of the Vale of Evesham, with visits to towns, villages and hamlets along the way. The different types of blossom appear at different times, so the trail map below will help give you an indication of where you can find each type. There are plenty of others points of interest along the way, so be sure to take in all the area has to offer.

Map business numbering

  1. Golls Nurseries
  2. Walcot Organic Nursery
  3. The New Hampton Farm Shop
  4. Chadbury Farm Shop and Café www.chadburyfarmshopandcafe.
  5. Ellenden Farm Shop and Café
  6. Blue Diamond @ The Valley
  7. Station Garden Nurseries Station Garden Nurseries
  8. Badsey Garden Centre
  9. Broadway Road Nurseries
  10. Castle Nurseries & Farmshop Facebook: castlefarmshop
  11. Cotswold Garden Flowers
  12. Wayside Farm Shop
  13. W.J Rowlings Nurseries
  14. Wayside Nurseries Wayside Nurseries
  15. Clive’s Of Cropthorne
  16. The Real Flower Confetti Fields flowerfields
  17. Pershore Garden Centre
  18. Four Acres Nursery
  19. Hayloft Nurseries
  20. The Secret Garden Centre
  21. Three Springs Garden Nursery Facebook – Three Springs Nursery
  22. Birlingham Nurseries 01386 750668 / 07973 500921
  23. Revills Farm Shop
  24. Mill Lane Nursery
  25. Stoulton Farm Shop 01905 840995
  26. St Peters Garden Centre
  27. Hutchings & Son Tree Nursery

Exploring the Blossom Trail


Cycling around the Blossom Trail couldn’t be easier. The National Cycle Route 442 is perfectly situated to enjoy the blossom – the route travels from Worcester to Evesham via Pershore, taking you through quiet villages and country lanes. It really is the best way to get close to nature.

To help you get around the route, there are a number of blue Spring Blossom Trail signs to look out for on junctions.


If you would like to enjoy the wonderful countryside by foot then Worcestershire’s Vale & Spa makes an ideal location. By offering a range of routes, from long, short, easy or difficult, there is something that allows everyone to enjoy the views. Many of these routes are signposted and can be easily found and followed to allow you to take in the wildlife without getting lost.

The walking routes are easily accessible and can be located all around the trail – marked by a black walking sign. From here, you can follow the arrows and signs that will take you over stiles, along bridleways, through stunning fields of blossom and orchards filled with colour.

Along the way you’ll cross many other trails which you could find yourself exploring, including:

• The Wychavon Way

• The Shakespeare’s Avon Way

• The Millennium Way

• The Cotswold Way

For more information visit:

Download a GPX file of the route

To assist you with navigating the route around the Blossom Trail, a GPX file has been created to guide you around the most efficient route.

The standard file is suitable for car and cycle users, whereas coaches should use the self-titled file to avoid unnavigable sections.

Droitwich in Bloom

If you like The Blossom Trail, you may be interested in Droitwich in Bloom, Droitwich’s Spa’s fantastic flower trail. Numerous floral creations, each with their own theme, will be installed around the town for visitors to hunt out and enjoy over the summer. Keep a look out for more information on this year’s trail on our Facebook page.