Scotland’s Daffodil Festival Virtual Event 17-18th April 2021
(sessions also available 19th & 20th. April 2021)
Step into Spring, and immerse yourself in the beauty of daffodils and spring flowers in this RHS Partner Garden, where the Backhouse daffodil collection grows, overlooking the Lomond hills in Fife. The estate was first mentioned in the written record during the ten hundreds and opened its doors for the first time in 1,000 years in 2016. Enjoy a sparkling festival programme of internationally respected speakers, tours, workshops and Q&A, with delicious springtime recipes and a look at rare butterflies and moths recently spotted in the grounds. Daffodils, plants and produce have been made available for sale on the e-commerce shop for you to enjoy.
Saturday 17th April 2021
10:00-10.45: Caroline Thomson: A Tour of the National Collection of Backhouse daffodils, their descendants & other daffodils
11.00-11.30: Dr. David Willis ’‘The Daffodil Hunt with a Fairy Tale Ending’, daffodil expert & finder of N. ‘Weardale Perfection
11.45-12.15: A Peak into the Backhouse Rossie Heritage and Education Centre with Caroline Thomson
13.30-14.30: Christopher Trotter Fife’s Food Ambassador and Renowned Chef, Talks and Cooks Seasonal recipes
14.45-15.30: Adrian Scamp, a tour of ‘Quality Daffodils’, awarded the highest distinctions including RHS Master Grower
15.45-16.30: Duncan Davidson, Scotland’s expert talks about the rare ‘Moths and Butterflies of Backhouse Rossie Estate’
16.45-17.00 A look round Backhouse Rossie Plant Sales and e-commerce shop, with planting hints & tips by the experts
Sunday 18th April 2021
10.00 -11.00am: Andrew Thomson Talks about the highs and lows in his 15 + year commitment to developing the Estate
11.15 -12.15: Tim Viney BSc Hons. Lead Gardener, ‘A Walk Around the Walled Garden and Grounds in Spring’
12.30-12.45: Seed Propagation Workshop with Tim Viney, Lead Gardener at RHS Partner Garden Backhouse Rossie
13.45-14.45: Nial Watson ‘Ringhaddy Daffodils’, expert hybridiser, Talks & Shows his breath-taking award winning daffodils
15.00-16.00: Round Table Q&A with George Anderson MBE, John Gibson Vice Chair RHS Bulb committee & Nial Watson
16.15-16.45: A brief Festival Round-Up of Plants, Daffodils, and Seasonal Recipe Books, for sale
Tickets £5.50 per day, £10.00 for two days, RHS 2021 card holder £4.50 per day, RHS 2021 card holder £8.00 for two days.
See www.backhouserossie.co.uk for details and to purchase tickets.