Daffodils in the Cotswolds

22nd February 2019

Daffodil Season is here and it’s a sure-fire sign that Spring has arrived in the Cotswolds!

Beautiful yellow beds of wild Daffs have cropped up and we are lucky enough to have a wealth of wonderful walks and arboretums in the Cotswold countryside from which to enjoy them.

Visit during March and April to see them at their best – we’ve listed our favourite places to spot them below…

Batsford Arboretum

Just a mile away from Moreton-in-Marsh, Batsford Arboretum is home to 56 acres of trees, shrubs, and in early spring – wild daffodils! After a stroll around the daffs, explore their on-site Applestore which is brimming with beautiful interiors, gifts and vintage items. There is also a Cafe on site to warm up!

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Colesbourne Park 

Having been the private home of the Elwes family since 1789, Colesbourne Park has a ten-acre garden and can be found in the Churn valley in the heart of Gloucestershire. The park is famous for being ‘England’s Greatest Snowdrop Garden’ but has so much more to offer all year round – including woodland, lakeside paths and beautiful wild daffodils throughout March and April.

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Hidcote Manor Garden

Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston; Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden with colourful and intricately-designed outdoor ‘rooms’ that are full of surprises all year round. In early Spring, you’ll see beds of wild daffodils amongst the maze of narrow paved pathways, secret gardens and ‘wilderness’ stretch of tall trees. Whilst visiting, we recommend a walk up The Monarch’s Way path which runs close-by… follow it from the car park for a short time and you’ll find the chocolate-box Cotswold hamlet of Hidcote Bartrim which is home to quintessential thatched stone cottages that were once home to Johnston’s gardeners!

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Sudeley Castle Gardens

Sudeley Castle & its Gardens have played an important role in England’s history for over 1,000 years. Inside the castle you can explore rooms and exhibits brimming with fascinating treasures from Roman times to present day. Outside, there is a 1,200 acre estate to explore including a fantastic Pheasantry and ten award-winning gardens; the centrepiece of which being the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre. In March and April, wild daffodils can be seen scattered around the whole estate providing a picture-perfect vision of Spring!

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