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 breezequteright
– William Wordsworth

Have Your Name 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 will be laid in this inspirational place, alongside the River Rothay, below the Wordsworth family graves.

For a donation of £250, your name, or that of a loved one, will be carved in stone and laid in this unique setting.

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The Wordsworth Daffodil Garden in St Oswald's churchyard

How to Apply

To apply for a carved stone, please click here to download an Application Form, complete it and send to the address indicated.

We will acknowledge your application and confirm the inscription you require.

We will also send you a pack of our notecards whch feature a beautiful watercolour painting of the garden.

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The notecards
The Book of Friends

The Book of Friends

Your name will be recorded in the 'Book of Friends' which is displayed in St Oswald's church. If you are sponsoring the stone in memory of a departed loved one, and would like to record their names and a few words in their memory, please also complete the final section of the Application Form.