Snowdrops and wild daffodils.
Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) and wild daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) are blooming in Crabtree Fields.

Spring is on its way in Fitzrovia’s open spaces. The Friends planted a number of different woodland-floor flowers last year and the first of those are blooming now.

Snowdrops have been out for a couple of weeks and daffodils are starting to bloom. Expect to see more surprises popping up later this spring.

Semi-mature tree.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) planted this week in Crabtree Fields.

Camden Council has also planted a semi-mature hawthorn tree this week to replace a rowan that was removed last year. Hawthorn is an important native tree and supports a variety of wildlife as well as having an attractive early spring blossom with a delicate scent.