Dazzling daffodils at Saltram

Close up of daffodils in the garden at Saltram

We have over 90 different varieties of daffodil growing in the garden here at Saltram. They are all historic varieties, some of which are quite rare today and many were bred locally thanks to a tradition of daffodil breeding in Devon and Cornwall.

In 2018 we thinned out the trees surrounding Lime Avenue which were giving the daffodils too much shade, so now they are starting to make a comeback. We have also planted 4000 more bulbs, all historic varieties, into the gaps along the avenue last autumn, in the hope that we will have created a beautiful sea of yellow this spring.

Daffodils in bloom at Saltram c1930
Historic image of daffodils in Saltram's garden
Daffodils in bloom at Saltram c1930

Most daffodils flower between February and April, although not all at the same time, so you'll need to pop back to see the different varieties; visit the Orangery to see them up close.

Daffodils beginning to bloom in 2019
Daffodils beginning to bloom along Lime Avenue
Daffodils beginning to bloom in 2019