Helen Lee’s Daffodil Garden
21600 CR 3103
Gladewater, TX 75647
Location: To reach to garden, turn east on Smith County Road 3104 from US 271 seven miles north of its junction with Interstate 20 (about 100 miles east of Dallas). Drive a mile and a half, turn right on Smith County Road 3103, then continue one-fourth mile to the entrance sign.
Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm daily, 7 days a week from mid-February through March or until the daffodils are no longer in bloom.
Admission: $Free$ (Donations accepted)
Looking for a sweet escape, beautiful backdrop, or good dose of vitamin D?
Mrs. Lee’s daffodil garden is spectacular. Tucked away in deep East Texas, is 1,000 acres of rolling hills and 28 solid acres of beautifully golden Daffodils.
One your way to this oasis, be careful with the traffic. The roads are small and over the weekend the traffic was heavy. There were two sweet women at the entrance to debrief you and accept a donations.
And what could make this a more beautiful scenery…
Two adorable curly headed cuties… 🙂
Once you enter, you will enjoy a scenic journey to parking. After you cross over two wooden bridges, you will see a sign for parking. This was a beautiful area to explore and take pictures.
Lili had the girls “inspect” the flowers for creatures, which they loved and allowed us to capture some sweet moments.
Somehow, each patch of Daffodil’s looks more beautiful than the last. Consequently, we traipsed all over… BUT, if at all possible, wear closed toed shoes. We had a few incidents involving sandals, roots, twigs, cuts, and whines, haha! As you can see though, we were able to still get a few giggles from our girls.
“The kiss of the sun for pardon. The song of the bird for mirth. You’re nearer God’s heart in a Garden than anywhere else on earth.”
Can you say, model status??? Geez…
Once you’ve taken a minimum of 300 pictures at this spot, load up and head to the cabin where Mrs. Lee lived.
Read all about the history of the family, land and Daffodils here:
Even though our beautiful girlies were in a mood.. we are still so thankful to have experienced such a lovely slice of heaven. You can tell that the garden was created with love and has been maintained throughout the years with such care.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- There are so many spots for a picnic…
- So bring a blanket, basket and appetite!
- Closed toe shoes, if your ensemble allows 🙂
- Camera with a full charge, you’ll need it!
- Allow several hours to explore
- A nap for toddlers beforehand so they are willing to take a million photos
- Use the sunroof if you have one, the kiddos loved it!
- Try going on a weekday, it may be less busy.
We would definitely taking a family adventure here to enjoy some sunshine!
All our love,