Information on Daffodil Cultivation & Species

American Daffodil Society Library
Online access to its collection of scanned publications.  These include scientific publications, newspaper articles, historical literature and copies of growers catalogues from around the world.  Back copies of the ADS Journal are also available

Daffnet – for people interested in growing, showing, or hybridizing daffodils
International daffodil discussion forum

DaffSeek – Daffodil Photo Database
Daffodil Photo Database with over 23,000 cultivars and 24,000 photos

Royal Horticultural Society International Daffodil Register – Search
The Royal Horticultural Society website gives a facility to view the International register online and look up details regarding an existing cultivar.

Daffodils in Cornwall
A Flickr Group page showing photographs of Cornish daffodils.
Beth Otway, a member of the Daffodil Society is a horticulturalist and garden writer based in Surrey. She has a super website with lots of interest for the daffodil lover.
Her excellent photographs are also available to Pinterest followers.

UK Daffodil Organisations

Lincolnshire Daffodil Society
The Lincolnshire Daffodil Society was founded in 1902, having the centenary in 2002 and due to the war the 100th show was held in 2009.

The Northern Group of the Daffodil Society
Information on daffodils in the North of England and other interesting items. Our aim is to provide up-to-date information on daffodils with particular reference to the North of England.

Northern Ireland Daffodil Group
Northern Ireland Daffodil Events, Meetings, Shows and a form to join the NIDG.

Where To See Daffodils

Dymock daffodils 
A 22 minute BBC radio broadcast from the Living world programme in 2011. Blending literature, history and wildlife, Living World takes the poets’ path into the heart of wild daffodil country in this unique corner of England and revels in the coming of Spring.

Golden Triangle Daffodil Walks
Guided walks, talks and villagers annual celebrations in the daffodil Golden Triangle.

Ullswater, Cumbria 

Where to Photograph Daffodils
Useful information on locations in the U.K.where daffodil plantings can be seen and photographed.

Wildlife Trusts – Great Places to See Wild Daffodils
Wildlife Trust locations with large daffodil plantings.


History of Daffodil Cultivation

Backhouse Rossie Estate
The Backhouse Rossie Estate, hundreds of heritage and modern varieties plus the National Collection of Narcissus Backhouse cultivars
History of botanising and banking ancestors can be seen in The Backhouse Heritage and Education Centre on the Rossie Estate.

Brodie Daffodils 
The history of daffodils at Brodie Castle, Scotland.

Evelyn, Arkwright, Lower & Wilson
An article by Catherine Beale describing the connection between the Welsh town of Presteigne and four significant figures in the daffodil world; Alec Wilson, Nynian Lower, John Arkwright and Gwendolen Evelyn.

Throckmorton Daffodils
The beautiful and historic Gardens at Coughton Court are featuring a new and expanded area of daffodils in recognition of American physician and horticulturist Dr Tom D Throckmorton.


Overseas Daffodil Societies

American Daffodil Society (USA)
The United States Centre for Daffodil Information

Daffodil Society of Minnesota (USA)

Maryland Daffodil Society (USA)

Midwest Daffodil Society (USA)

National Daffodil Society of New Zealand (New Zealand)
The purpose of the National Daffodil Society is to promote, appreciate and preserve New Zealand’s daffodils.

Northern California Daffodil Society (USA)

Tasmanian Daffodil Council Pages(Australia)

Washington Daffodil Society (USA)
The Washington Daffodil Society (WDS) is a plant society in the Washington DC area and its suburbs.  It has dedicated itself to stimulating interest in and to developing an appreciation for cultivating and hybridizing daffodils.


UK Horticultural Society Links

Ancient Society of York Florists
The oldest horticultural society in the world – founded 1768.

Dorset Federation of Horticultural Societies

Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies

Hayling Island Horticultural Society

Haywards Heath Horticultural Society

Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies

Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society                                                                Founded in 1829 and thought to be the oldest provincial Horticultural Society in the country.

North of England Horticultural Society                                                                            The North of England Horticultural Society is a leading gardening charity supporting horticulture in the North of England. Part of the Society’s work is to organise the Harrogate Spring and Autumn Flower Shows at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The Harrogate Flower Shows are regarded as two of the most prestigious, national flower shows in the gardening calendar and attract the very top nursery exhibitors from across the UK. All profits from the shows are returned to the charity and used to promote and support horticulture in the north.

Purbrook Horticultural Society
Offers Monthly Meetings, Trips, a Trading Store and 2 annual Shows, The Spring Show features an extensive range of Classes for Daffodils including 2 Open Championship Classes.

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society                                                                            The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society is often referred to as the Caley. The Society seeks to promote and support gardening and all aspects of horticulture in Scotland. Membership of the Society is open to all.

Royal Horticultural Society                                                                                                     The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.  Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

Saffron Walden Horticultural Society
The Society was originally founded in 1819 by Lord Braybrooke and has continued on and off ever since with interregnums caused by war years and recession. We now hold three shows each year and arrange evening talks from October to April, and organise up to six coach outings a year to a variety of outstanding gardens.

Springfield Festival Gardens      
The Society is dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of horticulture, in particular the cultivation and development of flowers grown from bulbs and corms.