Top spots for daffodils in Wales

A view of just some of the bright yellow daffodils and the Keep at Penrhyn Castle

Not only is the daffodil a proud emblem for Wales but it’s also an emblem that springtime has arrived. Say goodbye to grey skies and wet weather and find out where to see daffodils in our gardens and parklands across Wales.

Daffodils are typically found blooming in our gardens and parklands from February through to early May, but the real show-stoppers don’t arrive until March (just in time for St David’s Day).  There’s no doubt that you’ll be spotting daffodils at our gardens and parkland across Wales but to make sure that you experience a host of daffodils like no other we’ve picked out our top displays.

Our top daffodil displays

A National emblem

There are many stories to how the daffodil became an emblem for Wales but it all started with the humble leek when St David advised Welsh warriors during the battle against the Saxons to wear a leek so enemies and allies could be distinguished.

St David is thought to have died on 1 March around AD589, and was later made the patron saint of Wales in the 12th century. Therefore on the 1 March Wales’ celebrates St David’s Day by wearing a leek or a daffodil. The connection between both emblems could lie in the Welsh pronunciation; leek in Welsh is ‘Cenhinen’- while daffodil in Welsh is ‘Cenhinen Pedr’.