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Dazzling Daffodils is a floral festival celebrating the eye-catching springtime flower with nearly 60,000 daffodils at Hever Castle.

If you want to take a peek at this beautiful display, located in the castle grounds near Sevenoaks, we’ve got 11 photos that are sure to put a spring in your step…

60,000 daffodils in bloom across the Estate in March and early April. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
60,000 daffodils in bloom across the Estate in March and early April. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Former owner William Waldorf Astor enthused his gardeners to plant daffodils in 1904. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Former owner William Waldorf Astor enthused his gardeners to plant daffodils in 1904. Picture: Vikki Rimmer

The display is open until Sunday, March 20, with daily tours with daffodil expert Johnny Walkers and head gardener Neil Miller.

The tours will explain how daffodils arrived in the UK, explore the thousands of different varieties and enable visitors to get closer to this fascinating flower.

Daffodils either side of the outer moat. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Daffodils either side of the outer moat. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Neil Miller is head gardener at Hever Castle & Gardens. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Neil Miller is head gardener at Hever Castle & Gardens. Picture: Vikki Rimmer

“As gardeners, we love sharing Dazzling Daffodils at the Castle with visitors,” says Neil, a self-confessed daffodil-obsessive.

“The narcissus are one of the first perennials to bloom after the frost, and are considered a symbol of positivity, resilience and the promise of what’s to come.”

Explore daffodils in the woodlands at Hever Castle. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Explore daffodils in the woodlands at Hever Castle. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Bright yellow and in bloom. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Bright yellow and in bloom. Picture: Vikki Rimmer

In October 2021, the gardening team at Hever Castle added thousands of extra daffodils to existing narcissus on the estate.

This year, new varieties have been added to Dazzling Daffodils, such as the smaller, bright yellow daffodil Quail, from Taylors Bulbs, and the white Tullybeg.

Daffodils line the outer moat. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Daffodils line the outer moat. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Stunning views throughout the castle grounds. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Stunning views throughout the castle grounds. Picture: Vikki Rimmer

An assortment of daffodil varieties can be found throughout the castle grounds, including the estate, Anne Boleyn’s orchard, the outer moat, and the woodland and lake walks.

While Dazzling Daffodils ends this Sunday, the flowers are expected to be in bloom across the estate for the next four weeks.

Ancient and new daffodils mingle in Anne Boleyn's orchard. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Ancient and new daffodils mingle in Anne Boleyn's orchard. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Take a stroll through the grounds and admire the Dazzling Daffodils display. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Take a stroll through the grounds and admire the Dazzling Daffodils display. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Daffodils in Anne Boleyn’s orchard. Picture: Vikki Rimmer
Daffodils in Anne Boleyn’s orchard. Picture: Vikki Rimmer

Hever Castle is open to visitors daily. Adult tickets for the castle and gardens start from £19.80. Book online here.

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