STOCKBRIDGE, NT MOTTISFONT ABBEY & GOLDEN DAFFODILS
WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH 2022
Lying in the heart of the Test Valley, we visit picturesque Stockbridge for lunch of your choice at an abundance of tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Stockbridge High Street was voted “best foodie street” in recent awards. Our tour highlight is Mottisfont Abbey where the riverside gardens burst into life with delightful displays of daffodils and narcissi.
Thousands of mixed, naturalising bulbs provide delicious splashes of cream and yellow colour across the grounds, with drifts gathering beneath Mottisfont’s giant veteran trees. A tributary of the River Test flows through the grounds where you can spot trout basking, while swans glide along too. William Wordsworth was inspired by them; memories of spring are sparked by them and gardens are made just that little bit sunnier by them.
Daffodils come in all shades of yellow, ranging from golden hues all the way to white. Come, see for yourself!