Daffodil Gardens to Visit this Spring!

Daffodil Gardens to Visit this Springtime

If you’re looking for a superb day out this springtime, I’ve got plenty of ideas for you!  Here are some cheerful daffodil gardens where you can take an uplifting walk among the glowing daffodil flowers, in the spring sunshine!  Some of these gardens, like Winkworth Arboretum, are planted with early flowering daffodils that bloom in December, January, and February.  While other gardens I’ve listed here, like the Savill Garden, are planted with later flowering daffodils that bloom in April and May.  Some of the gardens I’ve listed have a mixture of early and late flowering daffodils.

Surrey Daffodils

Winkworth Arboretum

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD.  National Trust.  Winkworth Arboretum has some wonderful daffodil displays.  With over 30,000 early flowering daffodils at Winkworth, flowering from mid-December onwards, it’s a great place to visit!  Don’t forget to plan further visits to see the carpets of bluebells at Winkworth in April and May.
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On the first Wednesday of every month, Winkworth Arboretum, offer a free seasonal, guided walk to ensure you see the best areas of the arboretum and don’t miss any flowers.  The walks start at 2pm from January till March, and at 2.30pm from April until October; normal admission rates apply.  For more details please see their website.

RHS Garden Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.  Wisley is a fantastic garden to visit at any time of year; in springtime there are many lovely displays of daffodils for visitors to enjoy.  Extensive re-design work has been carried out at Wisley over the past few years; so the chances are that this garden now looks very different from when you last visited.  Make sure you look out over the Alpine Meadow in late spring, to see the pretty Narcissus bulbocodium, (the hoop petticoat daffodil) dancing in the wind and hopefully sparkling in the sunlight.
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Wisley can be found here.

Hampton Court Palace Gardens

Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU.  With colourful displays of over 200, 000 bulbs this is a great garden to visit in the springtime!  There’s a good display of naturalised daffodils in the Wilderness Garden.
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The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB.  There’s so much to see and do at Kew Gardens; visit the iconic glasshouses or take in the landscape and an array of rare and interesting plants.  In March, you’ll find many daffodils growing around the Temple of Aeolus in the Woodland Garden.  Large swathes of daffodils which will greet you, if you explore the wonderful gardens at Kew during March and April.  If you’re considering an earlier visit, I’ve spotted daffodil flowers at Kew, when I’ve visited during February.
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Daffodils at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Clandon Park

Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RQ.  National Trust.
Visit the meadow at Clandon Park during springtime, to see a wonderful display of thousands of naturalised daffodils.  Clandon Park offers visitors the chance to admire daffodils collected and planted during the 1890s, by William, the 4th Earl of Onslow.
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The Savill Garden

The Savill Garden, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey.  TW20 0UU.  Enjoy the pretty carpet of Narcissus pseudonarcissus, a small, trumpet daffodil, which gives a fantastic display each year in the meadows through The Glades.  This daffodil display was started over 50 years ago with just a handful of seed that was donated to the gardens.  Since then, the number of daffodils has increased each year, as new daffodil seed is produced and sown.
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The Sculpture Park

The Sculpture Park, Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2LH.
The Sculpture Park is set in 10 acres of grounds; visitors can explore woodland, lakes, ponds and meadows.  40,000 daffodils have been planted in the park; there are displays of bluebells, hyacinths, and wild flowers, as well as 600 sculptures and installations.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Vann

Vann, Vann Lane, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.
The Water Garden at Vann was laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911.  It’s a beautiful and inspiring place to visit, there are carpets of spring bulbs, including daffodils and fritillaries to admire.  Vann is open every Wednesday, from April to July, from 10am until 6pm.  Vann Garden is also opening for the National Gardens Scheme, from 10am until 6pm, on Sunday 22nd March 2020 and Tuesday 24th March 2020.  On Easter Monday 13th April 2020, Van will open from 2pm until 6pm; then on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th April 2020, Vann opens from 10am until 6pm.  For more details, please see their website.
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Sussex Daffodils

Wakehurst Place

Wakehust Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TN.  A National Trust site, managed by Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place, in West Sussex is referred to as Kew’s country garden.  Set in 465 acres, Wakehurt Place’s grounds feature a nature reserve, temperate woodlands, ornamental gardens, and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.
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Nymans

Nymans, Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB.  National Trust.  The grassland at Nymans is planted with daffodils; it looks a picture in March.
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West Dean Woods

West Dean Woods, near Chichester, has a large colony of wild daffodils; more than a million daffodil flowers are visible from the bridleway in a good year.  Mid-March is usually a good time to visit to see the daffodils – flowering depends on the weather and conditions we have each year, so the best time to see the flowers can vary.

West Dean Woods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a working woodland and a private estate, so access is restricted; however a public bridleway running along the western edge provides an excellent vantage point to view the daffodils.  Here’s a link to a map of the walk.  West Dean Gardens aren’t too far away from this walk.  In springtime, there are hundreds of thousands of beautiful flowers to be enjoyed at West Dean: cowslips, crocus, snakes head fritillaries, and daffodils, can all be enjoyed in springtime.

Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’.

Hampshire Daffodils

Beaulieu

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN.  In March and April, the Wilderness Garden is awash with daffodils, crocus, and bluebells.
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Exbury Gardens

Exbury Gardens, Exbury, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1AZ.
Visitors to Exbury Gardens can enjoy the Camellias and Magnolias, as well as Exbury’s famous Daffodil Meadow.
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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens have a good collection of daffodils, there are native daffodil species naturalised in the meadows, the alpine beds have a collection of dwarf daffodils, while the taller, single flowered varieties are in the herbaceous borders.
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Narcissus ‘Avalanche’

Buckinghamshire Daffodils

Cliveden

Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  National Trust.  The Long Gardens at Cliveden are planted with thousands of daffodils and anemones, they’re a joy to behold in springtime.  There are drifts of daffodils planted on the Stable Bank.  While beautiful magnolia and cherry blossom displays are viewed from the Water Garden, and breathtaking views and vistas can be enjoyed on the specially designed ‘Cliveden Views’ trail.
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Kent Daffodils

Hever Castle

Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG.  This 14th Century moated castle is set in 125 acres of award winning gardens, which feature wonderful displays of daffodils, tulips, crocus, and bluebells.
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Hole Park

Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4JA.
The Barham family home, Hole Park opens daily for the spring season on Saturday 28th March 2020.  Visitors to Hole Park can admire this garden’s swathes of daffodils in springtime.  Later in spring, visitors can enjoy walking amongst carpets of bluebells in this pretty, country garden’s bluebell wood.  Hole Park is a 16 acre garden, which features colourful displays of Camellias, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Wisteria, alongside herbaceous borders, which provide colour and interest later in the season.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL.  There are many daffodils to enjoy at Leeds Castle.  The Wood Garden at Leeds Castle comes to life with a carpet of daffodils each spring.  The castle itself is surrounded by naturalised plantings of daffodils.  There are anemones, cherry blossom, and a variety of spring flowers for visitors to enjoy; as well as a maze and underground grotto.
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Lincolnshire Daffodils

Burghley House Gardens

On Saturday 14th March 2020, Burghley House Gardens, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, re-open for the spring season.  Much of the grounds and parkland at Burghley House were designed in the eighteenth century, by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.  Visitors can purchase tickets to visit Burghley’s private South Gardens, where Narcissi are the stars of the garden in springtime.  For opening times and more information, please click here.
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Scottish Daffodils

Brodie Castle

Brodie Castle, Forres, Scotland, IV36 2TE, boasts over 400 different varieties of daffodils in its collection.  The daffodils form a delightful yellow carpet of flowers across the gardens.
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Backhouse Rossie Estate

Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Near Ladybank, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, KY15 7UZ, opens from Wednesday 1st April 2020, from 10am until 4pm from Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Monday and Tuesdays).  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 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, and features over 80 daffodil cultivars bred by William Backhouse as well as newer daffodil hybrids.
Information for disabled visitors to the Backhouse Rossie Estate can be found here.

Irish Daffodils

Burtown House

Burtown House, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland, will be opening from February to December 2020.  Visitors can admire Burtown House’s daffodil collection growing alongside Hellebores and Trilliums in springtime.  There are over 12 acres of gardens, park, and woodlands to explore.  For more information about Burtown House’s gardens, please click here.

Welsh Daffodils

National Botanic Garden of Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN, will be full of daffodils during March.  The National Botanic Garden of Wales proudly displays over 30,000 daffodils; they include more than 50 daffodil cultivars.
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Wild Daffodils

Here are some lovely places where you can see Wild Daffodils.

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