Daffodil celebrated at special weekend

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A CELEBRATION of daffodils takes place at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding on April 14 and 15 when the Spring Flower Show is held.

It is Lincolnshire Daffodil Society’s 103rd show and, as well as entries for daffodils, the show will include a floral art class as well as sections for children’s digital photography, with cash prizes for the top three.

Chairman of the Lincolnshire Daffodil Society, Rodney Harrison, said the merger with Springfields Horticultural Society, with its show gardens and its role as the shop window for the UK bulb industry, would “hopefully be the beginning of a new era for the show.”

Springfields Horticultural Society chief executive David Norton said: “Our joint ambition is to establish this show not only as a celebration of daffodils but also to raise public awareness of the wide range of horticultural produce grown in this area, which now plays such an important part in Lincolnshire’s economic wellbeing, as well as being a significant influence on our local culture and heritage.”

The digital photography competition has classes for children under 11, aged 11 to 16; and 16 and above. The top ten photographs from each class will be on display at the show and there will be a continuous slide show featuring all entries.

Other exhibits are expected to include a landscaped show garden entered by the gardening team from Springfields Festival Gardens, display bowls of daffodils from Walkers Bulbs, pallet gardens, commercial growers’ exhibits, ‘veggie sculptures’, plus plant stalls and arts and craft displays.

nThe show is open from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, and entry is £2, accompanied children under 16 free. The prize presentation is at 2pm on Saturday.

For details of competition classes, visit www.lincsdaf fodil.co.uk or telephone 01526 888229.