Wootton House Daffodil Day.
Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Dear Mummy, fresh air at last and it’s a welcomed relief from last week being stuck indoors due to Chickenpox.
It’s lovely being outside and away from the telly, don’t get me wrong watching the telly while I was sick was a lifesaver to keep me distracted, but hibernating is not good. I was getting square eyes by the end of the week and mummy was climbing the walls! So fresh air was the order of the day.
Mothers In The Know Basingstoke (MITK) are great at recommending things to do in our area and we follow them on Twiter for regular updates. On Sunday they recommended daffodil picking at Wootton House to raise money for the “daffodil” charity – Marie Curie Cancer Care.
At 2p a stem it would be rude not too!! All proceeds going to charity. The weather is a bit hit and miss as we head on a short journey to Wootton St Lawrence just outside Basingstoke.
We’ve had hail, rain and bright sunshine so mummy and daddy pack an umbrella and rain cover for my buggy just incase.
It’s like four seasons in one day and we wrap up warm. The daffodil open day is at a private house out in the countryside, who’s family open it’s doors once a year in Spring to allow members of the public to pick their own bunch of daffodils which carpet their large gardens.
As we pull up in the short drive we are greeted by family members and locals of the village, who guide us into a parking space and into the grounds. It was £1 entrance fee per adult and children were free on the day.
The sky looks ominous but there are plenty of visitors already picking daffodils and children running a muck around the lawn. It’s a stunning house and mummy and daddy start by walking around the perimeter of the garden.
It’s not only daffodils that are on display at Wootton House, we find some other pretty blooms as well. However, we are not allowed to pick these, mummy reminds me ;).
There are so many types of daffodils to pick and my mummy has never seen so many different versions! A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon walking around the grounds, looking and smelling the beautiful spring flowers.
All money raised on the day went to Marie Curie Cancer Care – read more about the charity here.