Category Archives: Historic Daffodils

Daffodil trails at Threave, Dumfries & Galloway

Interested in historic daffodils? There are some interesting cultivars to be found at Threave Garden and Estate. Read more here With thanks to The Garden journal.

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USA National Garden Bureau showcases the Year of the Daffodil

The National Garden Bureau was set up in the USA in 1920 to provide basic instruction in backyard gardening and create a population of gardeners. Every year they select one popular, easy to grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse and versatile bulb … Continue reading

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An early Spring treat?

If you are planning a trip to Cornwall in February 2017 here is an event you might like to consider. For more information click here.

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Narcissus “Countess of Annersley”

The RHS reports the rediscovery of a late 19th century daffodil “The Countess of Annersley” in Co Down and Co Cork.

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Daffodils at Woburn Abbey

Committee members Michael and Sandra Baxter and Robin Crouchman visited Woburn Abbey at the invitation of the Head Gardener in order to view the many unknown daffodils flowering in the grounds. Without planting plans or some other provenance daffodil identification … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire’s Golden Triangle

The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is the custodian of the native wild daffodils in and around the “Golden Triangle” Their website has some fascinating interviews with local people reminiscing on the importance of the wild daffodil to the area.  It also has … Continue reading

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Cornwall’s Daffodil Families exhibition

Cornwall has a long association with daffodil growing. For more than 100 years, generations of flower growers have sown and harvested the earliest daffodils in the country. Jean Carr has curated an exhibition at this year’s Falmouth Spring Flower Show … Continue reading

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BBC 2 TV Gardeners World

Carol Klein interviewed Cornish Daffodil breeder, Ron Scamp in the Friday 28th March edition of the BBC2 gardening programme, “Gardener’s World”. See the interview here  

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Cotehele Daffodil Weekend

There are over 300 daffodil cultivars planted at Cotehele, some of them dating back to the seventeenth century. Inspired by these early and unusual flowers the garden team at Cotehele successfully applied for project funding to research the historic varieties … Continue reading

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Countdown to Coughton Court 2

The National Trust and the Throckmorton family are looking forward to The Daffodil Society show being staged at Coughton Court, Alcester. Welcome in Spring with Coughton Court’s Spring Garden Festival and The Daffodil Society National Show. Sat 19 – Sun … Continue reading

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