Date Of Visit: May 10, 2019
Location: Naumkeag, 5 Prospect Hill Rd, Stockbridge, MA
Cost: Trustees Nonmembers: $20
Seniors and students 15 and up: $15
Trustees Members: FREE
Children 6 – 14: $5
Children under 6: FREE
Hours (the Daffodil Festival ended May 12,)
April 14 – May 27
Open weekends only, with tours 10AM – 5PM (last tour starts at 3:30PM)
May 28 – October 8
Open daily with tours 10AM – 5PM (last tour starts at 3:30PM) including holidays
Parking: Free parking for about 20 cars is available. There may be a lot for overflow parking as well.
Handicapped Accessible: No.
- Naumkeag is not ADA-compliant, due to the age of the site. There are many stairs, a steep hillside, uneven footing, etc.
Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed in the gardens.
Summary: The Daffodils Festival is an annual event that has daffodils and other flowers, trees and plants planted along their trails.
Each year, the Trustees at Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA bring some color and beauty to the drab rainy early spring season. Their daffodil celebration begins in April and last until the second week of May. Just in time for Mother’s Day!
As you begin your visit at the Naumkeag Estate, you will first enter a greenhouse with a diverse collection of flowers and plants.
While daffodils are the main attraction, they aren’t the only flowers showcased at the festival. An assortment of other flowers, such as tulips, complement the daffodils.
The trees at Naumkeag are just as impressive as the flowers even if they didn’t have many buds or leaves on them at that time.
Naumkeag has many events and programs for children. We saw these butterflies which were part of a children’s scavenger hunt.
The stairs and trails are well kept.
There are many statues and other decorative items along the trails.
The estate at Naumkeag is much more extensive. But, unfortunately, the rain prevented us from exploring it more. I am sure I will make another trip to see more of this beautiful hidden gem!
If you missed the Daffodil Festival, fear not! The festival is help every year in Mid April to early May.