Daffodils shine in Spalding at 107th spring flower show

Springfields Horticultural Society chief executive David Norton (left) admires prizewinning paintings by Priory School pupils with staff members Kathryn Green and Colin Rees. SG160416-160TW
Springfields Horticultural Society chief executive David Norton (left) admires prizewinning paintings by Priory School pupils with staff members Kathryn Green and Colin Rees. SG160416-160TW

Expert growers, enthusiastic gardeners and schoolchildren joined forces to put on a spectacular display at the 107th Lincolnshire Daffodil Society (LDS) Spring Flower and Gardening Show.

It was run in association with Springfields Horticultural Society (SHS) and held at Springfields Events Centre.

Multiple Chelsea gold medallist Johnny Walkers and Helen Holmes with the Taylors Bulbs display. SG160416-158TW

Multiple Chelsea gold medallist Johnny Walkers and Helen Holmes with the Taylors Bulbs display. SG160416-158TW

Roger Taylor, of Taylors Bulbs, was presented with the prestigious Carlo Naef Trophy for his long-term involvement in the bulb industry, and multiple Chelsea gold medal winner Johnnny Walkers, of Taylors, unveiled a new variety, Pennyhill. Lots of competition winners received prizes.

SHS chief executive David Norton said it was a thrill to see so many amateur enthusiasts taking part and to see the appreciation of daffodils carrying through to a new generation with so many entries from schoolchildren, including photographic displays.

LDS chairman Gill Boldy said: “We will continue to work with SHS to increase participation of schools, youth groups and garden societies.”

• Anyone keen to learn more about showing daffodils, or have talks from LDS, can call SHS on 01775 724843.

Millie Laurence with her garden on a pallet. SG160416-163TW

Millie Laurence with her garden on a pallet. SG160416-163TW

Spring flower show in Spalding