6 Delightful daffodil walks in Northants
They're the cheerful little trumpets that herald the arrival of spring and here are the best places in Northants to see them right now...
Bring on the blooms! Glorious golden daffodils are emerging everywhere and Northamptonshire boasts some of the best places in the country to see them.
Be sure to find one local to you, then hot foot it to one these blissful spots to catch them at their best.
This delightful country manor garden, replete with resident flamingoes, will re-open on Thursday 1 April, just in time to show off it’s resplendent daffodils in all their golden glory. The formal gardens, woodland and plant nursery will be in full bloom and you can pop in to the lovely courtyard cafe for takeaway treats. Our top tip is to arrive early as visitor numbers are restricted.
A perennial Muddy favourite, Evenley Wood Garden is a real gem throughout the seasons, but always a gloriously magical place for a stroll to enjoy the spring bulbs as they unfold and herald the arrival of the warmer weather (crosses fingers). There are a vast number of different varieties of narcissi here, so definitely worth a visit if you like something a bit out of the ordinary. Uncle Goerdie’s Shed, the lovely wooden cabin cafe, serves scrumptious homemade meals and cakes.
Make sure you book your slot in advance if you’re planning to head to Canons Ashby to enjoy the daffodil display this spring. You can enjoy a stroll around the pretty gardens, where clusters of bright yellow light up every corner, and wander further afield to explore the wider estate. The Tack Room Kiosk is open for takeaway snacks and drinks and there is an Easter egg trail for kids too.
Deene Park, Corby
Deene Park is one of Northamptonshire’s truly grand estates, having once been owned by the Abbey of Westminster. The gardens have been recently restored to their rightful glory, with the parkland now receiving the care and attention it too deserves. In spring, the canal, north drive and woodland walk are carpeted with Daffodils and the blossom is bursting forth so now is the time to visit. Open on select days from 4 April for advance bookings.
Open to visitors from 4 April, the Grade II listed gardens at Kelmarsh are abundantly stocked, with a typically haphazard English country vibe they’re genuine treasure trove for horticulture enthusiasts (or anyone who loves looking at pretty flowers). The daffodils are a a real highlight in April, alongside carpets of snakes head fritillaries and emerging tulips. Sweet Peas Tea Room is a new addition this year, and will be open for takeaway, with outdoor seating available from 12 April.
If the kids want space to run and proper Norman castle grounds to battle it out in while you stroll sedately and enjoy the flowers then Rockingham is the place to go. You won’t know whether to look at the spectacular views or the glorious flower beds and hillsides awash with swaying daffs. It seems bonkers that part of the castle is still very much a family home. Open to visitors from 1 April with a kids Easter egg hunt on 4 and 5 April.