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Come and explore Backhouse at Rossie from the comfort of your own home!

Any questions – ask Caroline at Backhouse.

The link is:   https://backhouserossie.co.uk/virtual-daffodil-festival-2021/   


Scotland’s Daffodil Festival Virtual Event 17-18th April 2021

(sessions also available 19th & 20th. April 2021)

Step into Spring, and immerse yourself in the beauty of daffodils and spring flowers in this RHS Partner Garden  overlooking  the Lomond hills in Fife. The estate was first mentioned in the written record during the ten hundreds and opened its doors for the first time in 1,000 years in 2016. Enjoy a sparkling festival programme of internationally respected speakers, tours, workshops and Q&A, with delicious springtime recipes and a look at rare butterflies and moths never seen in Fife, but spotted on the estate. Daffodils, plants and produce have been made available for sale on the e-commerce shop for you to enjoy.

 

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
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

 


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