Catrin’s Daffodil Jaunt -18th March 2017

On Saturday Catrin escorted a group of walkers on what has become an annual circular 5.5 mile walk in Bury St Edmunds to view the fabulous display of daffodils on offer this time of year.

Beginning from Wyevale Gardens car park the route went north to the Abbey Gardens and St Edmundsbury Cathedral and then onto Hardwick Heath returning via Nowton Park.

The lime avenue in Nowton Park, planted around 1880, provides a marvelous skeletal frame in spring for the 100,000 daffodils blooming beneath the trees. Planted in 1989, the two species of daff – for those interested in such things – are King Alfred and Magnificent. The rain held off, and the daffs were indeed both regal and magnificent. A lovely day out.

Thanks Catrin for organising the walk once again.