Funds raised have been donated to various local charities, including the National Trust, the Wordsworth Trust, the South Lakeland Housing Trust, and the Friends of St Oswalds,
for the continuing maintenance of St Oswald's church

When all at once I saw a crowd  
A host, of golden daffodils
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
Fluttering and dancing in the breezequoteright
– William Wordsworth

Important Announcement:
This website is no longer active

The paved path through the Daffodil Garden is now complete, and all the space for inscribed stones is now taken. This website is now maintained as an historic record of the work of Friends of Grasmere, and we regret that we can't offer any more inscribed stones.

Names of Loved Ones Carved in Stone

The Friends of Grasmere developed the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden in 2003, and since then the public has participated by way of the sponsorship of benches, inscribed paving stones, shrubs and daffodils.

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A beautiful Lakeland slate stone carved with your name
The wild daffodil made famous the world over by Wordsworth's poem

The Final Batch of Stones

The final batch of stones has been laid in this inspirational place, alongside the River Rothay, below the Wordsworth family graves.

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The Wordsworth Daffodil Garden in St Oswald's churchyard

The Book of Friends

Name of loved ones are also recorded in the 'Book of Friends' which is displayed in St Oswald's church.