Spring into Spring and love your lighter evenings

on 24 March 2022

With the changing of the clocks marking the start of Spring, we are all looking forward to longer days and lighter evenings. With more opportunities to spend time outdoors, we thought that we would highlight some of the best ways to spring into spring. Whether you are looking to get active or unwind and socialise, check out our top five things to enjoy around Bushey Heath this Spring.

Gorgeous Green Space

With more daylight hours offering more time to get outdoors, why not enjoy an evening stroll around some stunning local green space? Stanmore Common offers 49.2 hectares of open space to explore with a nature trail that winds through the mature woodlands, acid grassland and wetlands. For those fancying a woodland wander, Oxhey Woods covers just under 100 hectares. By following the wood’s circular trail, you can find a series of striking sculptures. All crafted by local artists using natural materials and locally sourced wood, this trail is designed to reflect the area’s history and wildlife.

Alternatively, if you would rather catch an impressive array of flowers, Bushey Rose Garden hosts more than 40 different rose species as well as a wide assortment of other plants. A water fountain adjacent to the rose beds is the perfect spot to unwind on a warm summer’s evening.

Reduce Your Handicap

Whether you are a keen golfer looking to show off your putting prowess, or a newbie to the green, Bushey Heath enjoys close proximity to a wide range of golf courses. Hartsbourne Country Club features a total of 27 distinct holes for you to master, whilst the clubhouse offers friendly service, delicious food and cold beverages to help you celebrate your victory.

Purporting to be one of North London’s most challenging and picturesque courses, holes at Stanmore Golf Club capture views from Alexandra Palace to Windsor Castle. With a course that is a test for golfers of all skill levels, the club also offers individual and group lessons to help you reduce your handicap.

Alfresco Dining and Pub Gardens

With spring and summer hopefully bringing us a long overdue dose of Vitamin D, why not enjoy some deliciously fresh cuisine al-fresco style? In the heart of Bushey, Zaza offers an array of authentic Italian dishes that can be enjoyed from the tranquillity of the outdoor terrace area. Whether you are looking for pizza, pasta, salad or risotto, the menu will not disappoint you!

With a selection of delicious cocktails, ciders and wines, the garden at The Three Crowns in Bushey Heath offers a refreshing retreat on a hot day. The pub also played a part in pop history, being a venue frequented by Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael as well as the place where they decided to form Wham! Alternatively in Bushey, the Red Lion beer garden is the perfect place to indulge in the pub’s gin of the month.

Explore a Local Market

Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat, fresh produce to enjoy at home or a handmade gift for someone special, markets are a brilliant way to support the local community. Held on the first Saturday of every month, Bushey Farmers Market is held outdoors with an extensive collection of stalls and traders, each providing a unique offering.

A little further off, Watford Market combines indoor and outdoor space to create an eclectic mix of food, retail, fashion and beauty stalls. The Market Lates are being held on various dates throughout the year, with live performances, craft beer and tasty street food providing a lively evening of food, music and fun.

Heathbourne Village Homes

Set within a private gated estate, with lush mature trees spread throughout the development, Heathbourne Village is the ideal location for buyers looking to make the most out of Spring. The remaining one-bedroom first-floor apartment enjoys a luxurious specification and benefits from expert craftmanship. Taking pride of place as the development’s show home, the home enjoys a warm and inspiring interior design scheme from Claude Hooper Interior Design Consultancy with buyers able to retain the curtains, lighting fittings, pictures and mirrors on display. A spacious open-plan kitchen/living area is flooded with warm natural lighting, helping you make the most of the sunshine and modern kitchens come complete with a selection of integrated appliances. Providing a calming sanctuary at the end of an exciting day, the beautiful bedroom features plush carpets and fitted wardrobes.

Find out more about Heathbourne Village here.