Places to see daffodils

Family walking through spring garden

The delightful daffodil is a classic spring flower, found blooming from February through to May. As our daffodil gardens awaken from their winter slumber, discover where you can enjoy some of the best blooms and treat your senses to the magic of spring.

William Wordsworth was inspired by them, memories of spring are sparked by them and gardens are made just that little bit sunnier by them. Daffodils come in all shades of yellow, ranging from golden hues all the way to white. Taking time to connect with nature in a daffodil meadow or garden is a great way to embrace the new season.

When are daffodils in season?

Daffodils are in season from February through to May — but different varieties spring up at different times during this period. Check out our daffodil calendar for more information and to discover different types of daffodils.

Places to see daffodils

Tips for growing daffodils from our gardeners

" Daffodils are great for ensuring a good, lengthy spell of colour which in some gardens can start as early as mid-Feb, and continue through to the end of April, depending on the variety."
- David Bouch, Head Gardener at Cotehele

The daffodil calendar

Find out more about when different types of daffodils bloom throughout winter and spring with this handy daffodil calendar.

January – February

Daffodil ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ is the earliest trumpet daffodil. If planted in a sheltered position, it might even flower for Christmas, certainly in January into early February.

February – March

Daffodil 'February Gold’ (pictured). As its name implies, these bright yellow flowers appear from late February and early March.

March

Daffodil ‘Tête-à-Tête’ is a popular dwarf daffodil, first grown in the 1940s. The small yellow flowers appear in March.

March – April

Daffodil ‘Minnow’, has delicate clusters of flowers. This is a dwarf variety ideal for pots and is beautifully scented.

April

Daffodil ‘Dutch Master’, is a classic trumpet daffodil with intense yellow flowers, perfect for borders and under trees.

April – May

Daffodil 'Pheasant’s Eye’ with their delicate white petals are among the most scented and late flowering daffodils. Perfect for naturalising in grass.

Discover the history of daffodils 

The daffodil has inspired poets, artists and writers, and is even the national emblem of Wales. Explore the history and fascinating stories behind our favourite spring flower, the daffodil.