Spring flower show doubles its visitors

Trophy time ' Gill Boldy, Adrian Jansen, Tulip Queen Amy Cook, Lady Sally Bruce-Gardyne, Deputy Tulip Queen Kimberley Fisher and Penny Jansen. SG180415-140TW
Trophy time ' Gill Boldy, Adrian Jansen, Tulip Queen Amy Cook, Lady Sally Bruce-Gardyne, Deputy Tulip Queen Kimberley Fisher and Penny Jansen. SG180415-140TW
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Visitors doubled to 1,500 on last year for the weekend’s 106th daffodil and spring flower show at Springfields Events Centre.

Lincolnshire Daffodil Society moved its competition to Spalding three years ago and it’s now run in association with the charity, Springfields Horticultural Society.

Visitor Dominika Boszczyk admires the daffodils. SG180415-134TW

Visitor Dominika Boszczyk admires the daffodils. SG180415-134TW

Charity chief executive David Norton was delighted to see so many visitors as well as a boost in the numbers of entrants and exhibitors.

He said: “This shows the event is now capturing the interest of more people.”

President of Lincolnshire’s daffodil society Lady Sally Bruce-Gardyne has been awarded the charity’s 2015 Carlo Naef Trophy as a supporter of the county’s daffodil growers and amateur competition enthusiasts.

Among highlights were displays of 60 or so specialist varieties of daffodils as well as a garden display serving as a shop window for the bulb industry. Among contributors was multiple Chelsea gold medallist Johnny Walkers.

... the event is now capturing the interest of more people.

David Norton
Tulip Queen Amy Cook and deputy Kimberley Fisher among the spring flowers at Springfields. SG180415-131TW

Tulip Queen Amy Cook and deputy Kimberley Fisher among the spring flowers at Springfields. SG180415-131TW

Spalding and District Flower Lovers' Club member Christine Penney at the weekend show. SG180415-128TW

Spalding and District Flower Lovers' Club member Christine Penney at the weekend show. SG180415-128TW