There will be a special celebration of daffodils at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday, March 23.

As Wales’ national flower, it makes perfect sense for the magnificent daffodil to be so well represented at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

With a dazzling array of daffodil varieties, the Garden is a natural place to come and explore the varied colours, sizes, structures and scents of this iconic Welsh plant.

Since opening in 2000, the Garden has shown over 50 varieties of this showy, distinctive beauty.

The Growing the Future project’s Daffodil Day will help you to understand the subtle differences between daffodil varieties and show you where to look for them.

There will be an indoor talk at 11.30am in the Paxton Room of Principality House by co-author of the Garden’s new Daffodils booklet, Dr Kevin McGinn, Growing the Future’s Science Officer, followed by an outdoor tour of the Garden’s late spring collections at 1.30pm, plus daffodil craft stalls in the iconic Great Glasshouse.

Spaces are bookable via the Garden’s Eventbrite page.

To coincide with the Garden’s new Daffodils booklet and to draw attention to our fascinating variations, photographer and Garden volunteer, Mike Danford, was asked to search for and record a varied selection of the Garden’s living daffodil collection in 2018.

The result is an amazing Daffodils exhibition in the Garden’s Gallery which will run until Sunday, April 7.

Prints of a selection of images can be purchased in the Garden’s Gift Shop.

There’ll be a beeswax candle rolling and daffodil decoration demonstration on the Great Glasshouse’s stage at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm by Growing the Future’s Ecosystems Trainer and Beekeeper, Lynda Christie.

Learn about the products of the hive produced by the honeybees, including beeswax and its use in candles.

If you’re inspired by Lynda’s demonstration, she’ll be holding a Beeswax Daffodil Making Course on Wednesday, April 3.

A self-led trail around the Garden’s various daffodil highlights will be available to visitors in the run-up to the day, as well as on Saturday, March 23.

Daffodil Day is on from 10am until 4.30pm, with all daffodil-related activities included in the Garden admission price.

Admission to the Garden is £14.50 (including Gift Aid) for adults and this includes entry to the British Bird of Prey Centre. Under 5s are free and parking is free for all.

For more information about this or other events, please call 01558 667149 or email or visit the Garden’s website.

This event is part of the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ Growing the Future project.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.