National Trust Cymru cares for some the finest gardens in Wales, and as winter winds down, daffodils are taking centre stage.

Not only is the daffodil a proud national symbol for Wales, most associated with the celebration of St David's Day on 1 March, but it also signals that springtime has arrived.

Swathes of daffodils are popping up in gardens cared for by National Trust Cymru across Wales, including at the world-class Powis Castle and Garden in Welshpool, and the historic Bodnant Garden in Conwy.

Here are National Trust Cymru’s top gardens to enjoy daffodil displays this spring in north and mid Wales:

Bodnant Garden, Conwy

The Leader: Daffodil meadow at Bodnant GardenDaffodil meadow at Bodnant Garden

Home to National Collections and Champion Trees, it’s not hard to see why Bodnant is a world-famous garden.

Hundreds of thousands of daffodil bulbs have been planted by generations of gardeners at Bodnant since the 1920s.

The main show at Bodnant Garden can be seen in mid-March and April in the Old Park where swathes of golden daffodils fill the meadow and Glades.

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Erddig Hall and Garden, Wrexham

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Discover pretty displays of daffodils in this Grade1-listed and fully restored 18th century garden.

Follow the garden path towards the formal borders or wander off among the apple trees and conical topiary to enjoy the unique fragrance of the late-flowering pheasant’s eye variety, ‘Narcissus poeticus’.

Don’t miss the dazzling blaze of yellow, along the banks of the canal in the garden and the nodding flowers dancing in the water's reflections.

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Chirk Castle and Garden, Wrexham

The Leader: The garden in April at Chirk CastleThe garden in April at Chirk Castle

Daffodils are one of the many annual floral highlights of Chirk Castle’s award-wining garden.

Glimpses of them can be seen throughout the garden now, scattered between clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub, and rock gardens.

The best displays can be seen in late March when swathes of golden daffodils in bright yellow hues flood the banks outside the Kitchen Garden and parkland surrounding the castle.

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Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Bangor

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The show-stopper display is at its best from around mid-March until late April, and a return visit is recommended to see the different varieties flowering at various times in the season.

The largest display of daffodils can be seen along the wooded areas and to the front and side of the castle in front of the Keep.

The front of the castle and gardens face Eryri (Snowdonia) and have far reaching views of Carnedd Llewelyn peak on a clear day.

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Plas Newydd House and Garden, Anglesey

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Hot on the heels of the snowdrops, the daffodils are expected to put on a dazzling display in the enchanting garden, arboretum, and parkland at Plas Newydd.

Overlooking the Menai Strait, you’ll find clusters of yellow daffodils dancing in the spring sunshine and dotted throughout the garden, giving the formal lawn and herbaceous borders a burst of colour. The daffodils are expected to be at their best by around mid-March.

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Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool

The Leader: Daffodils in bloom at Powis Castle.Daffodils in bloom at Powis Castle.

Narcissus Pseudonarcissus, the famous Welsh daffodil, thrive in their thousands in the world-famous garden at Powis Castle.

In March, naturalized daffodils bloom across the lawn and flood the aptly named Daffodil Paddock with vivid yellow.

They also pave the way in the Wilderness woodland and are dotted around the Edwardian formal garden.

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