Daf­fodils light up for golden hello to spring

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE - by Mike Ben­nett

VIS­I­TORS to God­in­ton gar­dens’ an­nual daf­fodil days will be greeted by a car­pet of yel­low. The wild gar­den at the his­toric home on the edge of Ash­ford is fa­mous for its fab­u­lous dis­play of daf­fodils and spring flow­ers, in­clud­ing cro­cuses, frit­il­lar­ies, anemones and cy­cla­men, which al­ways pro­duce a won­der­ful show. Nick Sandford, man­ager of God­in­ton House and gar­dens, said “We all look for­ward to the last Sun­day in March when the gar­dens look lovely, and for more than 50 years all the en­trance money is given to the Na­tional Gar­den Scheme, which raises money for so many good causes.” Vis­i­tors will be able to buy a sea­son ticket for the gar­dens so they can pop back through­out the sea­sons to en­joy the ev­er­chang­ing spec­ta­cle. God­in­ton’s gar­dens will be open from Sun­day un­til the end of Oc­to­ber from Thurs­day to Mon­day be­tween 2pm and 5.30pm. The house opens from Good Fri­day un­til Oc­to­ber 7 ev­ery Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day be­tween 2pm and 5.30pm, with the last guided tour of its me­dieval hall and many stun­ning rooms, boast­ing 500 years of lo­cal his­tory, start­ing at 4.30pm.

Full in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by call­ing 01233 643854 or by visit­ing the web­site at www.god­in­ton-house­gar­dens.co.uk

Frit­il­lar­ies nod among the daf­fodils at God­in­ton House in Ash­ford

The glo­ri­ous house and gar­dens, which are open for Daf­fodil Days for the next two Sun­days

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