|Some of the 20,000 daffodils on show at Docton Mill
John and Lena Borrett’s much photographed and much reviewedDocton Mill Gardens have, in their sheltered spot, successfully flourished despite the recent weather.
Situated in stunning valley location the garden surrounds original mill pond and the microclimate created within the wooded valley enables tender species to flourish.
Right now the gardens are bursting into their spring finery. John estimates there are currently approximately 20,000 daffodils on show, alongside snowdrops, hellebores and camellias across the 9 acres of grounds.
This season opened on March 1st – an absolutely beautiful, sunny, calm Saturday that is hopefully heralding the shape of weather to come. They are now open 7 days a week, including their award winning tea room which, new for 2014, is located in the converted Granary overlooking the courtyard and has a lovely woodburner as a cosy focal point.
Prices remain the same as last year: Adults £4.50, Seniors £4.25 and under-18s free. Opening is 10am to 5pm and the tea room serves lunches and award winning cream teas all day, 7 days a week until the end of October.
Note: On Sunday 15th June they also have their annual National Garden Scheme day, with the vast proportion of the money raised going to Macmillan Nurses.
20,000 daffodils and a new tea room for Docton Mill’s 2014 season