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Gallery: Spring in full swing at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, as daffodils come out

09:00 12 March 2014

Nowton Park daffodils have flowered well this year. Pictured is Zane Gaught

Nowton Park daffodils have flowered well this year. Pictured is Zane Gaught

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Spring is in full swing in a thriving Bury St Edmunds park as this month’s warm weather ignited a series of seasonal changes.

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Thousands of daffodils are now resplendent in Nowton Park after the recent hot spell spurred them into life.

It is a stark contrast to last year’s display, when freezing March temperatures meant the daffodils only blossomed for a week.

The park’s flourishing flowers are matched by its insect population, with rangers already starting to spot bees and butterflies across the Nowton’s 200 acres.

Senior ranger Dwain Gray said: “I’ve got people that contact me from around the county asking ‘are the daffodils out yet’? They are obviously a draw.

“We’ve been keeping an eye on them, but I think it’s been the warm weather over the past few days that’s really brought them on.”

Mr Gray added that the park team normally aimed for the daffodils to display for Mother’s Day, but there was little they could do to ensure the dazzling display lasted all spring given the sheer number of flowers.

Bury in Bloom coordinator Melanie Lesser saw the flowers yesterday and described them as “fantastic”.

She added: “We are so lucky to have Nowton Park on our doorstep. The flowers there are absolutely stunning, and it’s so much better than last year.”

Sarah Stamp, St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s cabinet member for arts, heritage and culture, was another to welcome the park’s “special moment”.

“All the open spaces in the borough have their special moments, and this is definitely Nowton Park’s,” she said

“After dark wet months inside, the massed yellow daffodils under the grand lime avenue are a real statement that winter is over.

“It is a pleasure seeing people everywhere out enjoying themselves in this simplest way.”

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