Daffodils at Hever Castle & Gardens

With an impressive 250,000 blooms, Hever Castle & Gardens promises rivers of gold meandering through the estate in celebration of the narcissus.

Hever Castle Gardens with the daffodils

Hever Castle’s Dazzling Daffodils, runs from Monday 18th to Sunday the 24th of March with twice daily tours with bulb specialist Johnny Walkers and Head Gardener Neil Miller. The duo will take visitors on a tour through time, revealing the delights of heritage bulbs that have flowered for decades, and the estate’s newest varieties.

Johnny Walkers is the recipient of 25 consecutive RHS Chelsea gold medals. His daffodil varieties have populated Hever Castle Gardens over the last 6 years thanks to a unique collaboration with Head Gardener, Neil Miller.

Miller explains: “Our CEO, Duncan Leslie had the wonderful idea of creating the Dazzling Daffodil event some six years ago and bringing Johnny Walkers on board. The event has grown and the relationship with Johnny and Taylors Bulbs has been hugely beneficial helping us to extend the flowering season. Visitors can now enjoy daffodils from the second week of March all the way to the end of April with the later varieties accompanying the tulips as they begin to bloom.”

Johnny Walkers said: “It’s always a special week for me and my wife when we are invited to join Neil Miller at Hever for Dazzling Daffodils. It’s such a special place, with a wonderful horticultural history. Whatever the weather, we always enjoy touring visors through Anne Boleyn’s Orchard where the collection of heritage daffodils never fails to engage and stimulate us all!”