6 pretty places to see daffodils near Derby this spring

Springtime is here and the daffs are in full bloom!
Daffodils at Darley Mills Daffodils at Darley Mills
Daffodils at Darley Mills

When we think of springtime, we think of blooms of beautiful flowers, bounding lambs, and chirping birds.

It truly is the most glorious time of year, when the world starts to wake up after a grizzly cold winter.

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So to celebrate spring's official arrival, we're sending you off an adventure to spot some daffodils. Sunny, happy, yellow flowers that herald that brighter days are coming.

Luckily, we are blessed to have several lovely parks, estates, and places near Derby that are alive with beautiful daffs.

Of course, the gleeful flowers pop up all across the county this time of year (like in the photo of Darley Mills above!)

Here's our round-up of pretty places to see daffodils in or near Derby this spring. If you decide to visit, send us your photos or tag us on Instagram!

Where to see daffodils near Derby

1. Darley Park

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Located in Derby, Darley Park is known for its beautiful floral displays, including daffodils. It's a popular spot for leisurely walks and enjoying nature.

2. Markeaton Park

Another park in Derby, Markeaton Park is home to various flowers and has large open spaces where daffodils often bloom during the spring months.

Daffodils and green fields by the High Peak TrailDaffodils and green fields by the High Peak Trail
Daffodils and green fields by the High Peak Trail

3. Elvaston Castle Country Park

Just a short drive from Derby, Elvaston Castle Country Park boasts expansive grounds with lakes, woodland walks, and gardens where you can find daffodils in bloom.

4. Calke Abbey

A bit further afield but worth the trip, Calke Abbey, managed by the National Trust, features picturesque gardens where daffodils can be found among other spring flowers.

5. Chatsworth House

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Although a bit farther from Derby, Chatsworth House and its gardens are renowned for their beauty. During the spring, you can enjoy the sight of daffodils blooming alongside other floral displays.

6. The Daffodil Field, Whaley

Located on the Notts/ Derbyshire border, The Daffodil Field is a sight unlike any other. A sea of dazzling yellow flowers awaits, and the best part is you can even pick your own bunch.

Open weekends throughout March from 10am-3pm. Costs £10 per car and includes three bunches of daffodils.