In 1802, Dorothy and William Wordsworth were walking around lake Ullswater when they came across a belt of daffodils.
“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils..”
The Wordsworth family had strong links with Lowther – William Lonsdale was the poet’s patron. And now Lowther, thanks to a world-record bulb-planting session in 2013, is host to its own host. 106,652 bulbs were planted in just under three hours with the help of over 600 volunteers. These daffodils are blooming now – well worth seeing. Lowther Castle & Gardens