The first bright signs that spring is well and truly here – the humble daff. I love them. With your baby, toddler or children, enjoy these beautiful spots and all the positive feelings that being outside in our beautiful Devon countryside can bring. Here’s a round up of some of my favourite places – do you have one that’s not on the list?
A beautiful wander along the river in the woodland on the edge of Dartmoor. In March, it blooms with sunny, wild, mini daffodils to brighten up your walk and day even more. A great spring walk. On the way there’s a little triangle of daffodils, a river beach to have a splash in the river or throw a stick for the dog and, if you can make it to the end, there’s a field dappled with cute mini daffodils and a bench for a picnic. Read more about it here.
The driveway is so impressive with blooming daffodils standing tall. My little ones love to watch their step and wander among the bunches of spring flowers. We like to park at the top carpark (cafe), enjoy the daffs and then either have a walk along to Starcross, or head into Powderham’s secret garden with the animals, and of course finish of the trip with a drink and a treat or lunch in the cafe.
Rosemoor is beautiful at all times of year. Hot spots for narcissi at Rosemoor, I’ve been told on good authority, are Lady Anne’s garden (particularly under the trees in the arboretum and the Stone garden), the rock gully and the cottage garden.