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Where to Photograph Daffodils in England

The following is a list of places where you can see and photograph Daffodils in England.

This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information. Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

Daffodil Location



Aira Force Waterfall

Gowbarrow Park, Ullswater

Cumbria NT The daffodils Wordsworth referred to were discovered on a walk in the woods at Gowbarrow Park overlooking Ullswater, where they still flower today.
Brigsteer Woods Cumbria Brigsteer Woods Lies just outside the Lake District. Off the A590 between Levens and Brigsteer there is a parking space on the side of the road and a footpath which takes you to the small woods.
Cotehele Gardens Cornwall Cotehele Gardens Has a daffodil meadow, where in March it contains hundreds of cultivated varieties once grown in the Tamar Valley by market gardeners. There are also rare species of trees and a formal terraced rose garden with mango climbers. The sheltered valley has a pond, dovecote, 18th Century Tower, unusual shrubs, rhododendrons & azaleas.
Mount Edgcumbe Garden Cornwall Mount Edgcumbe Garden  
The Eden Project Cornwall The Eden Project Many varieties including the Martinette varieties, Cornish Chuckles, Tête-à-Tête and Eden's very own variety, Eden Gold, which has a strong scent and a deep, saffron colour. They dominate the displays in the outside gardens during March.
Dunsford Nature Reserve Devon Dunsford Nature Reserve Amix of shady woodland, riverside walks and a wide array of wildlife. In early March the landscape is carpeted with thousands of daffodils, and there is a two-mile walk along the River Teign where the banks are covered with golden Narcissus. Lighter in colour and more delicate than the garden variety daffodils, these spread naturally, but they are managed so not to overtake the landscape. Also Keep your eye out for rare Marsh Fritillary butterflies, with their striking, bright orange colourings, which flutter through the area in mid-spring.
Batsford Arboretum Gloucestershire Batsford Arboretum  
Betty Daw's Wood Gloucestershire Betty Daw's Wood  
Colesbourne Park Gloucestershire Colesbourne Park  
Eastleach House Gloucestershire Eastleach House  
Gwen & Vera's Fields Gloucestershire Gwen & Vera's Fields  
Hidecote Manor Gardens   Gloucestershire Hidcote Manor Garden (NT)  
Highnam Court Gloucestershire Highnam Court  
Kempsford Manor Gloucestershire Kempsford Manor  
Lydney Park Gloucestershire Lydney Park  
Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire Sudeley Castle  
Vell Mill Daffodil Meadow Gloucestershire Vell Mill Daffodil Meadow  
Westonbirt Arboretum Gloucestershire Wesstonbirt  
Upton Wold Garden Gloucestershire Upton Wold Garden  
Kempley Gloucestershire Kempley Daffodil Weekend See our March diary for dates. Every spring time the woods are carpeted in yellow with tiny wild daffodils. They grow freely in many fields and the surrounding woods and can be enjoyed on the circular 'Daffodil Way' footpath covering approximately eight miles, maps are available from the village hall showing sites of specific interest. The daffodils may be seen from the roads and the many footpaths between Newent and Dymock. There are also guided walks and a Daff'n'Ride bus every 20-30 minutes.
Daffodils Way Newent Gloucestershire   An 8 mile walk which centres around Newent in Gloucestershire.
Dymock Daffodil Way Herefordshire Dymock Daffodil Way When searching the internet you may come across another 10 mile circular route called the Daffodil Way within Gloucestershire but related to Dymock in Herefordshire.
Dymocks Poets Walk Herefordshire Dymocks Poets Walk A two hour figure of eight route taking in Poets Path and the Ketford Daffodil Bank. See this link for a PDF Map of the walk.
Kingston Lacy Dorset Kingston Lacy (NT) Throughout the gardens but also in Lime avenue and Nursery Wood.
Calke Abbey Park Derbyshire Calke Abbey Park (NT)  
Daffy Wood, nr Chelmsford Essex    
The Weir Herefordshire The Weir (NT) An informal 1920's riverside garden with views towards the Rivery Wye and Black Mountains.
Elchin Wood, nr Elmsted Kent    
Hever Castle Kent Hever Castle  
Lenses Abbey Wood, Abbey Road, Belvedere Kent Lesnes Abbey Wood  
Scotney Castle Garden Kent Scotney Castle Garden (NT)  
Liverpool Lancashire Speke Hall (NT)  
Gibside Northumberland Gibside (NT)  
Broadleigh Gardens Somerset Broadleigh Gardens Largest collection of miniature daffodils
Georges Hayes Wood Staffordshire Georges Hayes Wood 48 acres of woodland on the edge of Cannock Chase AONB.
Butley Woods Suffolk Butley Woods wild daffodils rival those "beside the lake beneath the trees"
Kew Gardens Surrey Daffodil Walk at Kew Gardens  
RHS Wisley Surrey Wisley Gardens (RHS) Over 70 different varieties, from the miniature Tête-à-Tête to the classic trumpets.
Ashdown Forest Sussex Ashdown Forest  
Ebernoe Sussex Ebernoe  
Daffodil Park, Birmingham Warwickshire Daffodil Park So named because daffodils were once grown as a commercial crop on this site. It runs parallel with the Birmingham cross city railway line and ends up a Hawksley Mill.
Abbey House, Malmesbury Wiltshire Abbey House  
Lacock Abbey Wiltshire Lacock Abbey (NT)  
Farndale Yorkshire Farndale A beautiful deep valley of patchwork quilt of fields divided by drystone walls and narrow winding lanes. It is most famous for its daffodils, which are reputed to have been planted by the monks of nearby Rievaulx Abbey. There is a dedicated one mile 'daffodil walk' north along the banks of the River Dove to High Mill where wild daffodils bloom along the banks of the River, and this creates a wonderful carpet of colour.

See Also:-

VisitWoods.org.uk The Woodland Trusts special Woodland Website that incorporates the woods owned and managed by itself, but also those of the Forestry Commission, Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and the National Trust.

Where to Photograph Daffodils in Wales

Where to Photograph Daffodils in Scotland

The Daffodil 

This list will continue to grow as we come across new places. REMEMBER if know of somewhere that you feel is a good place please let us know.


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