Scotland's Daffodil Festival

A sparkling festival programme of internationally respected speakers, tours, workshops and Q&A

Saturday 17th April 2021

10:00-10.45: Caroline Thomson: A Tour of the National Collection of Backhouse daffodils, their descendants & other daffodils

11.00-11.30: Dr. David Willis ’‘The Daffodil Hunt with a Fairy Tale Ending’, daffodil expert & finder of N. ‘Weardale Perfection

11.45-12.15: A Peak into the Backhouse Rossie Heritage and Education Centre with Caroline Thomson

13.30-14.30: Christopher Trotter Fife’s Food Ambassador and Renowned Chef, Talks and Cooks Seasonal recipes

14.45-15.30: Adrian Scamp, a tour of ‘Quality Daffodils’, awarded the highest distinctions including RHS Master Grower

15.45-16.30: Duncan Davidson, Scotland’s expert talks about the rare ‘Moths and Butterflies of Backhouse Rossie Estate’

16.45-17.00 A look round Backhouse Rossie Plant Sales and e-commerce shop, with planting hints & tips by the experts


Sunday 18th April 2021

10.00 -11.00am: Andrew Thomson Talks about the highs and lows in his 15 + year commitment to developing the Estate

11.15 -12.15: Tim Viney BSc Hons. Lead Gardener, ‘A Walk Around the Walled Garden and Grounds in Spring’

12.30-12.45: Seed Propagation Workshop with Tim Viney, Lead Gardener at RHS Partner Garden Backhouse Rossie

13.45-14.45: Nial Watson ‘Ringhaddy Daffodils’, expert hybridiser, Talks & Shows his breath-taking award winning daffodils

15.00-16.00: Round Table Q&A with George Anderson MBE, John Gibson Vice Chair RHS Bulb committee & Nial Watson

16.15-16.45: A brief Festival Round-Up of Plants, Daffodils, and Seasonal Recipe Books, for sale

Please book at the following website: www.backhouserossie.co.uk.

Event Start Date 17 April 2021 10.00am
Event End Date 18 April 2021 4.45pm
Cost Tickets £5.50 per day, £10.00 for two days, £4.50 per day for RHS card holders, £8.00 for two days for RHS card holders
Event Location Backhouse Rossie Estate
Event Contact Caroline Thomson
Contact www.backhouserossie.co.uk
National Collections

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

eg: plant genus, common name, county, collection holder name.