Daffodils at Trerice

Daffodils in the snow

Blooming from February until the end of April daffodils are a sure sign that spring is near in the garden at Trerice.

Flowering from February until the end of April daffodils are a sure sign that spring is near in the garden at Trerice. Trerice reopens for 2020 on 29 February so the flowers will be ready and waiting for our first visitors of the year.

Key places to spot the wide variety of narcissi are in the orchard and through the woodland paths to the back of the barn. Wherever you look, with a mixture of early, mid and late-spring flowering bulbs, you’ll be sure to find some.

Pheasant's eye daffodil
Pheasant's eye daffodil
Pheasant's eye daffodil

With many of the bulbs in the orchard a great spot is the summer house where there are plenty of daffodils to admire, from the early Welsh native Tenby to late flowering Pheasants Eye, and shelter from the inevitable Cornish spring showers.

Another variety of daffodil in the garden is the mid-spring flowering Dutch 'Van Sion', this historic flower is not quite as old as the house at Trerice but not far off. Registered in 1620, nearly 50 years after the house was built, it grows on the kayling lawn overlooking the house and wider estate.