Daffodils in Bunhill Fields (c) City of London Corporation

Where are the best Spring daffodil displays?

There’s nothing like a display of daffs to herald the Spring. London’s parks have some incredible displays and we’d love to see some great photos – please post to our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pages and tag us #GoParksLondon.

In the meantime, here are some ideas for places to find some great displays.

William Blake’s poem, Spring, may not be the first thing to pop in to your mind as winter splutters to an end, but a visit to his grave in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground will be more inspiring. They’re usually a sure bet for a bright yellow display of spirit-lifting daffodils.

In the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park , near to the Tumbling Bay playground and café, hidden around a corner on the slope of a bank, a wall of daffs appears in the Spring. See if you can find them!

Daffodils blanket large areas of our grand royal parks and historic gardens such as Kensington Gardens , Hyde Park , St. James’s Park , the Green Park and Osterley Park or if you want to do a bit of exploring a bit further afield, try Lesnes Abbey Woods . Find them on our Big Green London Map.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney; Newham; Tower Hamlets; Waltham Forest

Stratford,E20 | Always open

  • A beautiful new green space with a large amount of wondeful gardens and natural areas. Queen Elizabeth Olympic park has a number of bat boxes and is currently a site of active bat research. Work and play are both catered for at our park and it provides a place to relax or to go for a scenic stroll through the sites of the 2012 Olympics.

Kensington Gardens, Westminster

London,W2 2UH | Dawn until dusk

  • Once part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens offers a mix of old and new park pastimes and green space. Get your fix of contemporary art and architecture at the Serpentine Galleries, marvel at the history and heritage of Kensington Palace or admire the Victorian splendour of the Albert Memorial. Over in the Diana Memorial Playground , kids will enjoy the...

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