Daffodils flower at the Garden
Daffodils now cover the Garden, and it's a perfect time to discover these little rays of sunshine from the comfort of your home. There's more than 150,000 bulbs currently in the ground, and this year we have added 10,000 new bulbs to the collection. These include 300 new African bulbs, endangered species and over 120 new cultivars of daffodil.
Did you know? The Latin name for Daffodils is Narcissus. Narcissus was a boy in Greek mythology, who became so obsessed by his own reflection in a pool of water that he eventually perished and turned into a daffodil. Narcissus poeticus was one of the first daffodils to be cultivated, and is often found by the side of water.