The daffodils are bursting out in Springlands’ McKendry Park and it won’t be long before the old plum orchard is in full flower.
The old fruit trees, once part of the Clouston market garden, have been under-planted with a large collection of old daffodils that were retrieved from the surrounding area by Council gardeners when the original estate was carved up for housing.
McKendry Park is one of the Council’s parks where the public is able to gather a share of the fruit in season. The park has mature trees; English and French walnuts, plums and quince, and the fruit trees are just coming into blossom.
McKendry Park is not the only spot for daffodils – Pollard Park has some lovely swathes of colour. Look out for the tiny Rip van Winkle miniature specimen, with its spikey petals.