If, like us you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine of Spring, you may want to know where to find the best of this wonderful season. We love the incredible colour of the daffodils lining the lanes, the hedgerow primroses and the new born lambs filling the fields around us. It really is a season of new beginnings and possibilities – and the current weather is making it even more special!
All around us throughout Devon there are an abundance of stunning places to visit and we highlight just a few here!
Where to find daffodils…
Dunsford wildlife reserve is said to have one of the finest displays of daffodils in Britain. Dunsford is sited on the River Teign, west of Dartmoor. www.devonwildlifetrust.org/reserve/Dunsford/
Marwood Hill Garden is a magical 20 acre private garden with three lakes. Set in a valley only 4 miles from Barnstable, the grounds are awash with spring colour as the narcissi bloom throughout! www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk
The National Trust are experts in daffodils, having 200 gardens blooming each year with them! Knightshayes and Saltram in Devon are just two examples to visit to witness the welcome arrival of Spring.
You can find more information about their Daffodil Days here: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1355825548863
And for those of you wanting to create your own garden of colour, daffodils are one of the easiest flowers to look after, inexpensive, and keep flowering year after year. Just remember not to cut back the leaves after flowering, as they ‘charge’ the bulb with energy to create your flower display for the following year.
Where to see (and feed!) Spring lambs…
Many of our farms have their own livestock, including the beautiful Spring lambs that are making us smile every time we see them skipping about! You can see them throughout the fields in Devon but if you’d like to get up close there are a few places you can visit.
Hele Payne Farm is a traditional working farm and very much welcome you to come and join in with feeding their lambs. www.devonfarms.co.uk/self-catering-holiday-cottage/hele-payne-farm/86.html
Or if you would prefer to take the children on a family day out, The Big Sheep run feeding sessions from now until October where you can have the opportunity of bottle feeding one of their lambs. www.thebigsheep.co.uk/attractions/live-shows/lamb-feeding
You can find out more about our farms which welcome participation such as lamb feeding here; www.devonfarms.co.uk/fp/working-farm-holiday/farm-participation-welcome.html