Bluebell Woods Perthshire

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A little meandering path through Bluebell woods Perthshire
A little meandering path through Bluebell woods Perthshire

Have you visited any bluebell woods in Perthshire? In the month of May many of its ancient woodland glades have a hypnotic enchantment. In fact it's a frothy sea surf arising from under the tree canopy. Everywhere you turn there’s a seamless carpet of azure blue Scottish wildflowers - Hyacinthoides non-scripta.


Bluebells are a garden worthy UK native. Furthermore they are a good choice for a shady area under trees in the garden. However it's illegal to take them from the wild. But you can buy them from reputable sources online.

Ancient Bluebell Woods Perthshire

Doth not all nature around me praise God?


If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. Doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice?


And shall I, can I, silent be?

~ Charles Spurgeon

bluebell woods

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.

~ Martin Luther


Bluebell wood pathway
Bluebell Wood


This is one of many ancient bluebell woods Perthshire. This one is at Dalcrue. As you walk along the path you can hear the sound of the river below and the bird song in the branches above. It's so idyllic! So many have walked this paths for generations. A path that straddles a dramatic slope down to the river. Moreover it's a path that has many obstacles as old birch tree trunks like across it and tree roots pierce its base.

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

~ George Washington Carver


Click here to view my very latest bluebell wood post. It also features my high definition video that has been so popular across social media.

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Rosie is a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at one of Scotland's only photography galleries - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.

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19 Responses

  1. Gerry Snape

    thankyou for such an inspiring post. my bluebells are all but over. most are hybrids but I have one little patch of pure "bluebell"!

  2. b-a-g

    I thought that Hyacinthoides non-scripta were English Bluebells – but I wont argue about it ! Loved this post & movie, truly hypnotic.

  3. leavesnbloom



    William Wallace (Braveheart for any avid movie watcher) walked these paths as he used the local woods here as a hideout. He certainly wouldn't have been calling them English bluebells.

  4. leavesnbloom

    @Gerry Snape

    Ours are certainly alittle bit earlier this year and I just managed to capture these before they finished flowering……… I just wish it hadn't been so windy.

  5. One

    This is a truly hypnotic sight indeed; a sight not available in my country. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Cat

    It's wonderful to see your beautiful scenery…God is good!

  7. hazeltree

    hello, strange to say but your woods look exactly like our local woods, Duncliffe Hill, complete with the broken gates and alluring hollow paths of bluebell…delightful

  8. Curbstone Valley Farm

    I think I actually gasped at that second photograph. It's been a long time since I've seen such a beautiful swath of bluebells so close together. I used to take seeing them for granted as a child, as they grew like little weeds popping up all over the garden. I really miss seeing them in the spring now though.

  9. JWLW

    HI Rosie: Inspiring post, great photos and I loved the video. Have to ask what software did you use to edit the video ??

    Have a wonderful day,

  10. Jayne

    Beautiful photos — thank you for taking me on a virtual stroll through your serene woodland.

  11. Gail

    Rosie, They are so beautiful. Stunning even. I got to see a field or two in bloom when I attended Malvern Show last year. I planted a way too few in my garden (must order more) and love them dearly. gail

  12. Carol

    Dear Rosie, What stunning landscapes! Lovely and to be alone in such natural native beauty . . . of your land . . . is truly inspirational. Your beautiful post is a testament to that fact. Thank you!

  13. Anonymous

    This is such a special spot – that path is one of the many routes I regularly walked as a child, and occasionally, revisit as an adult. Thank-you for publishing such wonderful images of it!