Sponsor a display of daffodils (Narcissus)
Sponsoring one of Kew’s renowned bulb displays is a special way to celebrate the life of a loved one or to remember a special anniversary or family event.
‘February Gold’ (Narcissus) and the Tenby daffodil (Narcissus obvallaris) along the Princess Walk at Kew Gardens.
- All gifts are recorded on Kew's Commemorative Touchscreen Register.
- The register at Kew Gardens is located in the Secluded Garden glasshouse.
Commonly known as the Tenby daffodil, the Narcissus obvallaris carries flowers of clear golden yellow and grows to a height of 24cm. This sturdy variety, flowering in February and March, looks striking naturalised in grass.
Narcissus 'February Gold' is a hybrid, with flowers resembling those of one of its parents, Narcissus cyclamineus, which is named after the cyclamen-like shape of its flowers. It has bright yellow blooms with long, darker yellow trumpets and ruffled rims, and produces a wonderfully abundant display between February and March.
Sponsor a drift of flowering bulbs - download our commemorative giving form (pdf) or phone us on 0208 332 3200 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) to make a donation by card.
Narcissus 'February Gold' and the Tenby daffodil at Kew Gardens
Princess Walk, linking Holly Walk to the northern end of the Broad Walk, is known for its spring flowering bulbs - over two million have been planted, including Tenby daffodils (Narcissus obvallaris). Other bulbs include crocus, fritillaria and gladiolus.
The daffodil is in the family Amaryllidaceae.
Sponsor a display of flowering bulbs
These bulb displays are available for sponsorship of £250 each and funds raised will be used for the planting and maintenance of the gardens.
Your dedication will be recorded on the Commemorative Touchscreen Register in the Secluded Garden Glasshouse at Kew Gardens and you will receive a personalised certificate detailing your chosen species.
Sponsor a display of flowering bulbs - download our commemorative giving form (pdf) or phone us on 0208 332 3200 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm) to make a donation by card.
Flowering bulbs available at Kew Gardens
1. Common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)
2. ‘February Gold’ daffodil (Narcissus) and Tenby daffodil (Narcissus obvallaris)
3. Crocus 'Whitewell Purple' (Crocus tommasinianus)
4. 'Glory of the snow' (Chionodoxa siehei)
5. Snakes’ head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)
6. Autumn crocus (Colchicum speciosum)
There are also five plant species available to sponsor at Wakehurst.
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