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ANNUAL SHOW 2020 – Now Cancelled
With regret The Daffodil Show due to take place at the Birmingham Botanic Gardens on 18/19 April 2020 has been cancelled. This is such a shame as we were really looking forward to returning to the Society’s roots. We would like to thank the Botanical Society staff for all the assistance they have given in the preparations for this years show.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020
The AGM of the Daffodil Society was held on Sunday 1 March 2020 at 11pm at the King’s Court Hotel, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5QQ.

APPROVED LIST OF INTERMEDIATES
Each year the Classification sub committee reviews cultivars for inclusion on the Society’s approved lists. Many of the intermediate cultivars that are on the lists of other international societies consistently grow in the UK above the 80mm requirement and cannot be included. This is restricting the number and range of Intermediate flowers on the showbench and far worse, resulting in some members receiving the dreaded NAS against their exhibit.

After much discussion and informal sounding out of some leading growers at home and abroad the Society has increased the maximum size for Intermediates to 85mm.

 

APPROVED LISTS OF CULTIVARS for RESTRICTED CLASSES, Miniatures List A and B and Intermediates
Eligible cultivars for any restricted classes, Miniature classes and intermediate classes at Daffodil Society affiliated shows (unless otherwise stated in the rules and regulations) are listed for download and printing under the Shows tab of this website.

JUDGING TEST 2020
For those members plucking up the courage to have a go in  2020 check out our revised modular approach to the practical element of the Judges test. There is some greater flexibility in the written element too.
Register your interest with the DS national adjudicator Derek Phillips. To register your interest with the National Adjudicator, contact Derek Phillips:
60 Greenlands Road, Peasedown St John, Bath Somerset, BA2 8EX.
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By doing this we can help you with your understanding of the finer points of judging and provide you with valuable stewarding experience at our national and regional shows in the company of some of the Society’s most experienced judges.

If you have grown daffodils well for some years, entered competitive show classes at national or regional level and you are familiar with the Society’s cultural guide then you have the basics for success. We try and make the experience as relaxed as possible and can put you in touch with Society judges who can encourage you and steady your nerves!