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Wellness & Nature

This Enchanting Trail Has Bluebells Galore

Lauren Piot Lauren Piot

This Enchanting Trail Has Bluebells Galore

“I do not think I have ever seen anything more beautiful than the bluebell I have been looking at. I know the beauty of our Lord by it.”- Gerard Manley Hopkins

In the language of flowers, bluebells signify gratitude and humility. These delicate trumpet-shaped flowers populate in shady, moist, and cool temperatures, perfect in forests during the springtime. In addition to being blue, these little flowers can vary in tint, also being pink or purple. They propagate very easily so if there are a few, there must be more nearby, like at the Bull Run Regional Park in Virginia.

At the Bull Run Regional Park, a sea of bluebells covers the ground, giving its name to the Bluebell Trail that crosses it. The Regional Park offers a perfect environment for these marvelous flowers to grow because of its shady lush forest and rocky soil, close to the Cub Run River contributing moister to the ground. Right now is the perfect time to see them! They bloom yearly in the spring from March to June. Walking through this trail is the perfect outdoor activity to enjoy the sunny weather and fresh smell of bloomed flowers.

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Bull Run Regional Park, located at 7700 Bull Run Drive, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. The entrance fee is per vehicle but does not apply for vehicles in the jurisdiction.