In bloom in Clifton Park: April daily photo, 8

Daffodils, Clifton Park, 7 April 2015

Daffodils, Clifton Park, 7 April 2015

For today, simply a photo taken last April, of some daffodils in bloom in a quiet corner of what used to be the grounds of Clifton Hospital. They were on the other side of a rusting metal fence, and the sun was setting behind them.

The daffodils on the bar walls are famous and much-photographed, but I appreciated just as much — more in fact — this small clump bursting out of the weedy ground in a wilder and less well-known place.

About Lisa @YorkStories

Lisa @YorkStories is the creator, administrator, and writer of content on She can be contacted on this link or via Twitter, @YorkStories
To link to this page's proper location please use the > permalink

One comment

  1. Clifton Park is not actually common land, as you rightly suspected. It all belongs to the NHS still. We used to have an allotment at the Shipton Road site – that is also NHS land. At the moment they don’t seem to want to do anything much with it – in fact, the allotment committee often had trouble actually making the (tiny) payment for the lease! Hopefully they will leave things as they are, so we can continue to enjoy this precious green space.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Thank you for adding a comment. Please note that comments are moderated, but should appear within 24 hours.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.