Best Gardens for Daffodils in Scotland



SPRING FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Backhouse Rossie, Fife, KY15 7UZ, - Home to SCOTLAND’S DAFFODIL FESTIVAL from 3rd - 12th April 2019 CULMINATING IN THE SPRING FESTIVAL WEEKEND, SAT 13TH & SUN 14TH APRIL, see the  first daffodils ever created from the Wordsworth style daffodils in a National Collection of Narcissus in the walled garden as well as hundreds of scented, heritage & modern daffodils, woodland daffodil walk to ruined covenanter’s tomb & Festival Café. +44 844 414 5803, open 3rd April - 29th Sept 10am -4pm Wed-Sun.


The following list was compiled and copyrighted Feb 2011 by Debbie Templeton. Some of these items could be obsolete so check with the website listed to see details.

Brodie Castle, Nairn, Morayshire - The grounds of this castle are famous for their acres of daffodils, where, during the 20th century, over 400 varieties were developed by Major Ian Brodie. The daffodils are at their best from early April. The garden holds the National Collection of Narcissus. Open year-round, daily. Brodie Castle: Brodie, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2TE - 0844 493 2156.

Greenback Garden, Glasgow - magnificent displays of 350 different varieties of daffodils. Greenbank Garden: Flenders Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RB - 0844 493 2201

Threave Garden, Castle Douglas - where the variety 'Southern Gem' appears in a massed planting. Threave Garden: Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1RX - 0844 493 2244

Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire - here the 18th century avenue is under-planted with impressive displays of daffodils. Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD - 0844 493 2164

Galloway House Gardens, Dumfries & Galloway - although under restoration, early to late spring is a time of great activity in this 65-acre garden, which benefits from the mild Gulf Stream climate, with snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias all in bloom. Open Mar-Oct, daily. (01988 600680)

Last Updated: March 17, 2019