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A garden coming to life this spring with pear blossom, daffodils, primroses, wisteria, mimosa, rhododendrons and more. Antony will reopen from Thursday 1 April, with tickets available to book from Friday 26 March.
Cotehele is home to swathes of daffodils, that create a yellow blanket across the garden. Winding paths weave through a sea of this iconic spring flower. You’ll see daffodils flowering all over Cotehele, but particularly across from the Barn Restaurant, in the meadow behind the house, clumps in the Upper Garden, in the old orchard and along Nelson’s Piece.
Daffodils at Trerice
A wide variety of narcissi brighten a cloudy day at Trerice, from the early flowering Welsh native ‘Tenby’ to the late ‘Pheasant’s Eye’ spring wouldn’t be the same without them. Daffodils can be found throughout the garden at Trerice but key places are surrounding the knot garden and through the woodland paths to the back of the barn.
Cheerful spring flowers, the golden daffodil can be spotted in the garden at Greenway from February. They stretch all the way to the furthest reaches of the woodland garden, but a great place to see them is in front of the house, where the warm sunshine trumpets bloom across the lawn amongst snowdrops and the river can be glimpsed through the trees.
The appearance of golden daffodils is often the first sign of spring, and you'll find them blooming around the garden at Newark Park. Brush away the cobwebs and take a refreshing walk down to the lakeside garden where you can see banks of these bright blooms.
The garden at Snowshill is an extension of the manor with mystery at its heart. Designed by Charles Wade and his friend, prominent Arts and Crafts architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, in 1920, it is a garden for all seasons. In spring, wander through the orchard where drifts of bright daffodils nod their cheery heads in the breeze.
The yellow trumpets of daffodils brighten any spring day as they appear in swathes throughout the garden and wider estate. The daffodils at Stourhead are mostly a wild variety which are much rarer these days and an important source of nectar of early pollinators.
Lacock Abbey's beautiful grounds are a place to relax, explore and reconnect with nature, friends and family. In the romantic Woodland Garden, which is at its best in the spring, you’ll find daffodils and one of the best displays of crocus vernus in the country.
Daffodils are a classic sign of spring - their bright-coloured blooms are sure to lift your spirits. Check out our best places near you to catch them in flower on your local walk or cycle ride. And get some handy tips on planting your own daffodil garden from our gardeners.
As well as providing us with beautiful spaces to relax and delicious food and drink to enjoy, traditional orchards and gardens with flowering fruit trees in are home to many birds, bees, butterflies and insects.
Here's our pick of the most beautiful, tranquil, exciting and inspiring gardens in the South West to walk through as spring blooms. Come sunshine or showers, these special places are filled with fresh air and tranquillity.