Daffodil Conference celebrating Tamar Valley’s historic daffodils



Cast your mind back to early spring this year… were you deciding between a ‘trumpet’ or a ‘large cup’ and excitedly recording each different daffodil type you stumbled across in Tamar Valley hedges?

If so, you’ll be pleased to here that the results are in, and all will be revealed at the Heralds of Spring Daffodil Conference on 5th October.

The Conference will celebrate the Heritage Lottery funded daffodil project focusing on observation and identification of Tamar Valley daffodils in the local landscape. The event will be an opportunity to share the findings of the project, hear from daffodil experts, listen to oral histories and buy bulbs for the coming season.

Sara Rock from Tamar Grow Local, who are the project delivery partners with Tamar Valley AONB, says, “We are delighted to bring together John Lanyon from the National Trust, Ron Scamp from RA Quality Daffodils and RHS judge and bulb committee member Gwynne Davies to the conference to talk about their interests and work with daffodils”.

Calstock Parish Archive will also have a display of photographs of the Tamar Valley daffodil industry, and photographs from the 2017 survey will be on show. The premier of the Heralds of Spring and Bere Ferrers Spring Flower Show film will be shown, too.

RF hedge surveyCorinna Woodall, Tamar Valley AONB Manager said, “Heralds of Spring really captured the imaginations of so many people in the Valley. As we emerged from the winter months, this project brought joy and lifted spirits. The information collected will help inform future work as to how we can best protect the Tamar Valley’s historic daffodils for future generations”.

The Conference will be held on Thursday 5th October, 10:00am – 4:30pm at the Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls. For full details and to book your FREE tickets, please visit the Eventbrite website and search for ‘Heralds of Spring Daffodil Conference’.


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