Festival of Blossom in Salisbury Cathedral Close

JAPAN is famous for its cherry blossom season, when people flock to admire the ethereal and transitory beauty of the trees in full bloom. This spring, the National Trust team at Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is launching a Festival of Blossom, with a trail around the Close until 4th June.

You can pick up a free blossom activity trail and map from Mompesson House and go on a sensory walk to enjoy the blossom and nature around the Close. The festival is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, with a commitment to accessibility for those with special educational needs and dementia, so the trail activities have been designed to be enjoyed by everyone. The maps will be available at the entrance of Mompesson House, at Salisbury Cathedral and at the Tourist Information Centre.

Jenny Grene, the Trust’s visitor experience officer, says: ‘”We want to help everyone to feel welcome not just at Mompesson House, but in our wider community as well. We hope that the Festival of Blossom will give people the chance to enjoy nature on their doorsteps.”

For more information, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/wiltshire/mompesson-house