Wimpole daffodils

Throughout March and April the yellow sunshine of the daffodils spreads through the gardens at Wimpole heralding the start of Spring, with abundant swathes at every turn.

Discover Daffodils at Wimpole

Monday 21 March  - Friday 23 April 2022 

The daffodil was Wimpole’s last private owner Elsie Bambridge’s favourite flower and she loved having the cut flowers in the house.  In the 1930s the then owner Lord Clifden had them grown as a market garden flower and sold on Cambridge Market.

But their connection to Wimpole goes back further; there is evidence dating back to the 1700s of former owners requesting planting Narcissus throughout Wimpole’s gardens. Since then, we’ve continued to plant daffodils throughout the Estate.

Today, a team of staff and volunteers are working to classify the many genesis found at Wimpole Estate and every year we’re still finding more, we're up to 85 varieties and hoping to discover more. 

So far during their classification project, the team has found a genesis still flowering called ‘Mrs Langtry’ as planted by Mrs Bambridge and other varieties including Beersheba; Winston Churchill; King Alfred; and Tahiti.

Pick up a Daffodil Map from the Visitor Centre or download here to discover our top spots for spotting the spring blooms.

Wimpole Daffodil Map Download here
A seat with a view
View across the park through pale yellow daffodils
A seat with a view

Not only do they provide a wonderful visual delight, some provide a wondrous heady scent as you meander down the pathways, discovering different colours, shapes and sizes of flower.

In addition to the daffodils we’ve species Tulips emerging including turkestanica; saxatilis; praestans you can find them in the Pleasure Grounds and orchards making Spring more spectacular than ever.