Cornwall garden welcomes a long daffodil season

March 14th, 2016

The unexpected warm winter has delivered a long daffodil season at a Cornish Garden. Cotehele, a Tudor house with garden, quay and estate located in south east Cornwall has had an exceptionally long blooming period.

The National Trust estate is having the gardeners invite visitors to celebrate the vibrant and colourful displays at their annual daffodil weekend on 19 and 20 March.

Cotehele gardener Victoria Dillon said, “Flowers started coming out early this winter then the temperatures dropped and the cold has held the medium and late bloomers back. Cotehele has a lot of older daffodil varieties that flower later, so the spring daffodil display keeps going.”

The daffodil weekend offers a chance for garden lovers and families to see the collection of historic daffodils at Cotehele, of which some varieties date back 200 years. Over the weekend, two Cornish daffodil experts, coming from Truro and Falmouth, will display some of the modern varieties.

As well as activities for children across the weekend, there will be a garden tour that will highlights Cotehele’s historic collection, on both the Saturday and Sunday. Daffodil festivities will be from 11am-4pm each day.

There will also be other spring flowers in bloom at Cotehele, including primrose, cowslip, honeysuckle and hellebores. The garden is not far from our luxury cottages in Cornwall, perfect for a day out this spring. There are other National Trust gardens around Cornwall that will have spring flowers on display for you to enjoy.

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Photo by: Hugh Letheren