Award-winning Holbeach flower experts’ success at football final

Some of the daffodils grown by Walkers Bulbs of Holbeach and displayed at the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff.  Photo supplied by Walkers Bulbs of Holbeach.
Some of the daffodils grown by Walkers Bulbs of Holbeach and displayed at the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff. Photo supplied by Walkers Bulbs of Holbeach.

Holbeach flower firm Walkers Bulbs played a blinder at last Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff between winners Real Madrid and Juventus.

An estimated worldwide audience of more than 200million people saw 5,000 daffodils provided by Walkers Bulbs on display at the Millennium Stadium in Wales’ capital city.

Walkers Bulbs, part of family-run grower Taylors Bulbs, were asked to provide a display based on Wales’ national flower because of their success at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where they have won more than 20 gold medals.

Johnny Walkers, of Taylors Bulbs, said: “The florists for the event approached me at the end of November last year.

“But it was very stressful to make sure everything was ready on time, knowing that I was the only one who could supply them with 5,000 flowers at such short notice.”

Johnny Walkers of Walkers Bulbs, Holbeach, whose daffodils were on display at the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Photo supplied.

Johnny Walkers of Walkers Bulbs, Holbeach, whose daffodils were on display at the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photo supplied.