The daffodils are blooming at The Weir Gardens in Herefordshire.  Owned by the National Trust, the gardens were designed in the 1920s on the steep south-facing bank of the River Wye at Swainshill.

I have been taking the children there since they were toddlers to see the drifts of snowdrops in February and the swathes of daffodils in March.  They love the woodland paths and the river walk and insist on taking a picnic whatever the weather.

Weirview  Riverwyedaffs  Singledaffodil


A few snowdrops were still in flower.  So delicate.


This is what they look like on a sunny day in February.



Here is the wonderful twig bench in a little hut we call Eeyore’s House.  The boys always want to start the picnic in here.


It is in a truly stunning setting with views towards the Black Mountains and the Welsh Hills beyond.


It is a tranquil place; do visit if you get the chance.

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