In the autumn of 2000, 70,000 daffodil bulbs were planted on either side of the Broad Walk.
Two cultivars of Narcissus, which flower at different times, were mixed to create an impressive display of spring colour. In February and March the hybrid ‘February Gold’ brightens the view followed by Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus (also known as ‘Pheasant Eye’) which fills the air with fragrance in April and May.
40,000 extra ‘February Gold’ bulbs were added in 2001 to create a naturalistic feel to the long drifts.
All of this work was funded by the Friends of Kew through its Broad Walk Restoration Appeal and in celebration of its 10th anniversary.