A Daffodil is not just for St David’s Day
Published: Thursday 6th Mar 2014
Written by: Ginnie James
It’s our national emblem (let alone the Wales Holidays logo!) and, indeed, bright yellow daffodils growing by the roadside are a welcome sight for all of us at this time of year, signalling the end of the bleak winter months and the start of spring. While the wearing of a daffodil marked St David’s Day last week, you may be pleased to learn that the National Botanic Garden of Wales near Carmarthen is dedicating the whole of March to this fantastic flower.
The Garden traditionally opens its doors for free on 1 March and this day launched the start of the very first Daffodil Month. More than 50 varieties run along the Broadwalk, fringe the lakes, are packed into the Double Walled Garden and spread across the Great Glasshouse.
In front of the Ice House there are hundreds of the unusual Derwydd daffodils, a greenish double-flowered variety that originated in nearby Llandybie. In addition, Daffodil Month includes a daffodil-themed exhibition in the Art Gallery, families can do creative things with daffodils every weekend (as part of the Garden’s 100 Days of Family Activities 2014) and there’s a new daffodil trail leaflet, which will show you where to look for all the different varieties.
Stay in Wales Holidays cottages near Carmarthen and South Wales and experience the great pleasure to be enjoyed at the National Botanic Garden’s daffodil bonanza this March. While in the area, check out some of the other Castles and Gardens that are well worth a visit here too.