Daffodil Festival, Backhouse Rossie Estate, Fife
April 11 : 10:00 am – 4:30 pm£8.00
Book Online or send payment by cheque made payable to ‘The Professional Gardeners’ Guild’ to Colin Carmichael, Selma, Old Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2DH or email email@example.com for more details.
PGG visit to PGG Meeting at Scotland’s Daffodil Festival
The Backhouse Narcissi were bred by three generations of a Quaker botanising family from the mid 1800’s to the mid 1900’s, their work included the first pink trumpet cultivar to flower reliably pink, two of the first triploid cultivars, the first Barrii, the first division one cultivar with a red trumpet and most importantly the first tetraploid cultivar ‘Weardale Perfection’ from which so much stemmed.
Festival visitors will see these extraordinary daffodil breakthroughs as well as hundreds of different varieties of Narcissi including heritage, modern, scented as well as varieties most suited to rock gardens and pots. A Walled Garden, Spring flowers, Woodland Daffodil Walk to Covenanters ruined tomb, Talks, Tours, Heritage and Education Centre, Award winning Daffodils in the Display area, Stalls, Food Market and Plant Sales.
Jan Pennings the former chairman of the RHS bulb committee and former vice chairman for many years of Keukenhof will be heading up the Q&A.
Talks by the current chairman of the RHS Bulb committee who is a tulip expert, the RHS Bulb committee vice chairman is a daffodil expert and Mr Shipholder of the National Hyacinth Collection and RHS Bulb committee member.
Caroline Thomson, director and direct descendant of the Backhouse family, will be talking about the Backhouse daffodils.
The Bulb committee will be manning their stand and will be around to chat and answer questions.
Stalls to date with more to come – beekeeping and honey, Fifes Food Ambassador and his vegetable books, The Daffodil Society, Kingsbarns distillery
10.00am – 10.30am Introduction and guided tour of the garden with Caroline Thomson and Tim Viney, lead gardener at Backhouse Rossie.
12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch – There is a festival cafe that weekend with a festival menu, soup and rolls, cake and tea /coffee etc. inc gluten free and vegetarian, buy your own lunch.
4.00pm – Awa hame for tea.
Backhouse Rossie Estate
Located 1.3 miles approx. east of Auchtermuchty just off the A91. Post code KY15 7UZ. Bus stop for RossieElm Cottages close to the estate. Nearest Railway Station
Postcode/Satnav: KY15 7UZ
Cost for day: £8.00 per person includes tea/coffee and a biscuit on arrival which will be set up in the conservatory tour of daffodils and talks. Free parking.