Lonely daffodils at Nowton Park spring early after mild winter weather

Lonely Daffodills at Nowton Park.

Lonely Daffodills at Nowton Park. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Lonely daffodils confused by the mild winter weather have sprung early at a west Suffolk park.

The isolated yellow flowers have blossomed in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, whose annual spring display is a popular tourist attraction.

More than 100,000 daffodils have adorned Lime Avenue since 1989, leading up to Nowton Court, and this year a select few have flowered early following the warmest December on record and abnormally mild spells in January.

Will Hardy, Nowton Park ranger, said: “There are a small proportion that have flowered early – probably due to the mild weather. They are all up so I reckon in two to three weeks they will be in full bloom, which is earlier than usual. It is all weather dependent of course.”

Last year the Nowton daffodils blossomed around mid-March, drawing in thousands of visitors from across the county.


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The blooms last for around 10 days. To find out when they have bloomed search “Nowton Park” on Facebook.

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