Daffodil Gardens and Events 2020 Calendar

2020 Daffodil Gardens and Events

Daffodils are such cheerful flowers.  Full of hope and heralding the start of springtime; daffodils are a joy to behold.  Being such a popular flower, daffodils have been bred, selected, and re-selected, over a great many years, which has resulted in the creation of a diverse range of daffodil flowers.  We can now purchase daffodils that grow to a range of sizes and heights, choosing from bulbs that produce dramatically different coloured flowers and various sizes of daffodil blooms.  Consequently, as a result of these re-selections, today we can enjoy daffodils flowering from as early as December, until late May and beyond, in cooler areas of the country.  This is wonderful, as it provides us with plenty of time to enjoy and appreciate the daffodil’s beauty!

I hope this article helps you to find beautiful daffodil gardens to visit; as well as some lovely, fun, and interesting daffodil events to attend in 2020.  Have you seen my article about daffodil gardens?  Here’s a link, to the article I’ve written about beautiful daffodil gardens, across the UK.  But if you’re heading out this weekend, don’t miss my Snowdrop Garden Openings Calendar – in many places, the snowdrops are at their peak now!

Narcissus ‘Curlew’.

2020 Daffodil Events

Warley Place Spring Bulb Spectacular

Warley Place Nature Reserve, Warley Road, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3HU, are celebrating springtime and daffodils, as they open from 10.30am until 4.30pm, every weekend from Saturday 29th February 2020, until Easter Monday 13th April 2020 (including Good Friday 10th April 2020).  Warley Place is a 25 acre site that’s planted with carpets of daffodils, crocus, and snowdrops.  Enjoy guided walks at 10.30am on Saturdays; for all the details, please click here.
More information about Warley Place, including information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Sidmouth Daffodil Day

On Saturday 7th March 2020Sidmouth Daffodil Day will be held at Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8NG, from 10am until 3pm.  Sidmouth Daffodil Day has much to offer visitors, this isn’t just a Plant Fair!  Bulb expert, Lady Christine Skelmersdale, from Broadleigh Gardens, will be giving an informative talk about the life of the famous miniature daffodil breeder, Alec Gray.  While BBC Gardeners’ World Presenter, Nick Bailey, will be giving a talk about 365 days of colour.  There are many other activities for visitors to enjoy, both indoors and outside.  Visitors can ride the Vintage Toast Rack bus to see spectacular swathes of daffodils.  While indoors, visitors can view daffodil artwork and a photographic exhibition, and children can take part in a daffodil painting competition.  There will be the opportunity to purchase daffodil gifts and refreshments; for all the details, please click here.

The Picton Garden Opening

On Saturday 14th March 2020The Picton Garden, Walwyn Road, near Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6QE, will be opening from 11am until 5pm, for the NGS.  This one and a half acre garden features a growing collection of heritage daffodils.  Explore The Picton Garden’s winding paths and admire their collection of hellebores, crocus, daffodils, and other spring flowering bulbs.  Entry is £4; no dogs, please.  For more information about the garden, please click here.

Plant Heritage Daffodil Talk

On Saturday 14th March 2020, Plant Heritage are holding an afternoon Daffodil Talk and Plant Sale at 2pm, at Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE20 9NX.  Peter Williams will be giving a talk entitled, ‘Backhouse daffodils and rockeries‘.  Entry is free for Plant Heritage members and £5 for visitors; for all the details, please click here.

Dazzling Daffodils at Hever Castle

On Monday 16th March 2020, Tuesday 17th March 2020, Wednesday 18th March 2020, Thursday 19th March 2020, Friday 20th March 2020, Saturday 21st March 2020, and Sunday 22nd March 2020, Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG, will be holding a celebratory week they’ve christened Dazzling Daffodils.  Daffodil expert, Johnny Walkers will be giving a talk about daffodils from Monday the 16th March 2020 to Friday the 20th March 2020.  Plus, there’s the chance to spend the day admiring the daffodils growing in Hever Castle’s gardens.  For all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Grendon Daffodil Festival

Grendon is a rural village in Northampton (The Daffodil Festival is held on the Main Road, Grendon, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 1JE).  In springtime, Grendon is lit up with the flowers of thousands of daffodils!  Every year, the village holds a festival to celebrate daffodils and springtime; this year’s Daffodil Festival will be held from 11am until 4pm, on Saturday 21st March 2020.  Visitors can purchase speciality daffodils at the Grendon Daffodil Festival, but there are enjoy all kinds of activities, including displays, music, and more; this is a family day out for everyone.

Brockamin Spring Open Day

On Sunday 22nd March 2020 – Plant Heritage and the NGS are holding a Spring Open Day and Plant Sale from 2pm until 5pm, at Brockamin, Old Hills, Callow End, Worcestershire, WR2 4TQ.  Visitors have the chance to explore Dr. Margaret Stone’s informal one and a half acre garden, which features daffodils, hellebores, and pulmonarias; for all the details, please click here.

Learn how to Grow and Show Daffodils, with John Goddard

On Thursday 26th March 2020, Blechingley Horticultural Society have invited daffodil expert, John Goddard to give a talk entitled, ‘Daffodils and Narcissus: growing and showing‘.  Bletchingley Horticultural Society are holding this meeting at 8pm, in Bletchingley Village Hall, High Street, Bletchingley, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4PA.  Visitors and guests are very welcome to attend.

Dinton Daffodil Walks

Why not join a two mile guided Daffodil Walk on Saturday 28th March 2020, at Dinton Park and Philipps House, Dinton, near Salisbury, in Wiltshire?  There’s a walk planned for 10am, with another walk scheduled for 1.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.

Daffodil Photography workshop at Jane Austen’s House

On Saturday 28th March 2020, Chawton House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ, are holding a Daffodil Photography Workshop, from 10am until 2.30pm.  Attendees will discover how to take lovely photographs of the daffodils growing in the gardens of Jane Austen’s home.  For all the details and online bookings, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

On Saturday 28th March 2020 and Sunday 29th March 2020, from 11am until 5pm, Thriplow in Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8, is hosting its annual Thriplow Daffodil Weekend.  Entry is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, with under five’s gaining free entry.  All the proceeds go to local charities.  Here is a list of some of the attractions for this event.
For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

The Old Coach House Daffodil Garden Opening

From 10am until 4pm, on Sunday 29th March 2020, The Old Coach House, The Street, Brockdish, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4JY, will be opening their gardens to raise funds for charity.  Visitors can enjoy this peaceful two acre garden that stretches right down to the banks of the river Waveney and take a circular walk around the gardens and woodland, which are planted with scores of daffodils.  Refreshments will be available; for all the details, please click here.

Mere House garden openings

On Sunday 29th March 2020, Mere House, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5NB, will be opening their daffodil garden from 2pm until 5pm, for the NGS.  To discover more information about this garden, please click here.

On Sunday 5th April 2020, Mere House, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5NB, will be opening their daffodil garden from 2pm until 5pm, for the NGS.  For all the details and more information about this garden, please click here.

The Picton Garden Opening

On Saturday 4th April 2020The Picton Garden, Walwyn Road, near Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6QE, will be opening from 11am until 5pm, for the NGS.  This one and a half acre garden features a growing collection of heritage daffodils.  Explore The Picton Garden’s winding paths and admire their collection of hellebores, crocus, daffodils, and other spring flowering bulbs.  Entry is £4; no dogs, please.  For more information about the garden, please click here.

Spring Bulbs at the Savill Garden, a talk by Michelle Cleave

On Wednesday the 8th April 2020, Virginia Water Horticultural Society have invited Michelle Cleave to give a talk about the spring bulbs at the Savill Garden.  This talk starts at 7.45pm, at Virginia Water Community Association Hall, Cabrera Avenue/Beechmont Avenue, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4EY.  Visitors and guests are very welcome to attend this talk.

Scottish Daffodil Festival

The Scottish Daffodil Festival will be held on Easter Saturday 11th April 2020 and Easter Sunday 12th April 2020, from 10am until 4.30pm, at The Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Near Ladybank, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, KY15 7UZ.  Visitors can admire Backhouse Rossie Estate’s National Collection of Narcissus Backhouse cultivars, which were bred by William Backhouse, and include Narcissus ‘Weardale Perfection’, the first known tetraploid daffodil cultivar, Narcissus ‘Emperor’ and Narcissus ‘Empress’, both early triploid cultivars that were also bred by William Backhouse.  The extensive daffodil collection at the Backhouse Rossie Estate was by awarded National Collection status by Plant Heritage in 2016; the gardens are planted with over 80 daffodil cultivars that were bred by William Backhouse, as well as newer daffodil hybrids.  At this very special Daffodil Festival, visitors have the opportunity to admire many rare daffodils, take a tour of the gardens, listen to talks about Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths, and Zantedeschia, purchase plants, and enjoy games and other activities; for all the details, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors to the Backhouse Rossie Estate can be found here.

The Picton Garden Opening

On Easter Monday 13th April 2020The Picton Garden, Walwyn Road, near Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6QE, will be opening from 11am until 5pm, for the NGS.  This one and a half acre garden features a growing collection of heritage daffodils.  Explore The Picton Garden’s winding paths and admire their collection of hellebores, crocus, daffodils, and other spring flowering bulbs.  Entry is £4; no dogs, please.  For more information about the garden, please click here.

Open Day to visit Springfields’ National Collection of Narcissus

Don’t miss the chance to visit Springfields’ National Collection of Narcissus at Camelgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6EU.  The gardens will be open from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 18th April 2020 and Sunday 19th April 2020.  There will be talks, tours, and light refreshments, for all the details, please click here.
Further information about the Springfields Narcissus Collection and information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Open Day to see the National Collection of Backhouse Narcissus Cultivars

There’s an Open Day to visit the National Collection of Backhouse Narcissus Cultivars on Sunday 28th June 2020, from 2pm until 5pm, at The Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Near Ladybank, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, KY15 7UZ.  Visitors have the chance to visit the garden’s National Collection of Backhouse daffodil cultivars.  There’s lots to see in these historic gardens.  Don’t miss the chance to view this garden’s impressive rose arch, formal pond, Victorian glasshouses, walled garden, and herbaceous borders.  There’ll be Plant Sales and refreshments; for all the details, please click here.

More daffodil gardens

To see the article I’ve written about beautiful daffodil gardens across the UK, please click here.

To read an article I wrote about the most beautiful gardens to visit in springtime, in Surrey, please click here.

Purchasing daffodils

To view my list of daffodil suppliers, please click here.

To see my Calendar of Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales, Plant and Seed Swaps, please click here.

Daffodil Articles

To read my article about the best performing daffodil varieties I grew in my second and third Daffodil Trial, please click here.

To read my article about the best performing daffodil varieties I grew in my first Daffodil Trial, please click here.

Daffodil Trials

To read my third Scented Daffodil Trial Report, please click here.

To read my second Scented Daffodil Container Trial Report, please click here.

To read my first Scented Daffodil Trial Report, please click here.

Daffodil Information

To learn more about daffodils, please click here.

For information about beautiful scented daffodil varieties, please click here.

For information on using daffodils as cut flowers, please click here.

For more information about daffodils and daffodil societies, please click here.

Buying Daffodils

For information on places to buy daffodil bulbs, please click here.

For information on florists selling British grown, seasonal cut flowers including fragrant daffodils, please click here.

More Daffodil Events

To see the dates and details of Daffodil Shows and Competitions being held in 2020, please click here.

For information on beautiful daffodil gardens, please click here.

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For tips and advice to help if you’re gardening on a budget, please click here.

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