6 Sunny Daffodil Walks
In all the craziness, let’s take moment to consider the jolly, sunny faced daffodils in bloom all around us. A cheering sign that spring is around the corner. Get outside into the fresh air and clear your head with these gorgeous daffodil walks in Herts and Beds.
Myddleton House, Enfield
For something really special, why not visit the garden of 20th century botanist (and spring bulb obsessive) E A Bowles, at Myddleton House, Enfield. These gardens are world famous for snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils. This one could be the perfect Sunday treat for any plant-obsessed Mum.
Benington Lordship, Stevenage
Although famed for its snowdrops, this garden will be scattered with huge numbers of daffs, as well as unusual spring bulb varieties, such as Scilla Byzantica and Fritillaries. The Benington Lordship Estate also sits on an ancient Anglo Saxon site – the kids will love exploring the ruins of the Medieval Castle and Norman Keep.
Woburn Abbey, Woburn
Ahhh. Wonderful Woburn. This enormous garden combines pinch-yourself-pristine lawns, perfect beds, water features and woodlands. Each of these incredible areas will be scattered with gloriously springlike daffs. And, at 28 acres, including a deer park( which the kids will LOVE), you’ll be sure of a good leg stretch.
Hatfield House, Hatfield
Enjoy the swathes of happy daffs in the Lime Walk and Sundial Garden – and make sure you take a look at the Old Palace Garden (childhood hang-out of the one and only Queen Elizabeth I). For a longer ramble, head to the adjoining woodland garden for its wonderful naturalised spring bulbs.
Ascott House Gardens, Wing (nr Leighton Buzzard)
This National Trust gem is still home to the members of the eminent Rothschild family – la di da! It is also famous as the home of the crazily wonderful Ascott collection (with more fine art and furniture than you could shake a gold plated stick at). And the awesome gardens are specially designed as winter gardens, with March being the perfect time to enjoy the sea of Daffodils spreading out around the grounds.
Cassiobury Park, Watford
If you’re a bit closer to the Big Smoke (but keen to stay away from the crowds) why not take a walk in Watford’s Cassiobury Park. Here you have 190 acres of open space in which to ramble, taking in the uplifting blanket of yellow flowers as you go. And breathe.