The daffodils have been limbering up on the side-lines and are now ready to take over centre stage from the snowdrops.  We’ve got a beautiful display building and with each variety blooming at slightly different times, it will be a glorious sight to behold throughout March.

Over the last handful of years we have planted literally tens of thousands of daffodils through the Orchard and up through the Red House Wilderness.

Last September our team of staff and volunteers worked on planting the Wildflower Meadow and the bank up to the Garden lookout with 12,000 daffodil bulbs.  Comprising the varieties Tamara, King Alfred and Ice Follies, these bulbs were carefully planted over a number of weeks with the help of a corporate volunteer group from Ecclesiastical.  We were also very grateful of the help of a group of volunteers from Nationwide in planting a further 3,000 up the steep bank to the Bothy.

Bulb planting on this scale is a very physical and exhausting task and we’d like to say a massive thank you to both volunteer teams – we couldn’t have done it without them!

If you would like to come and see our dazzling display, we’re open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am till 5pm with last entry at 3pm. You no longer need to pre-book, you can simply turn up.

Image credit: Mouse About Town 2019