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Saturday - March 7th
Kennaway House - Daffodil Day 2020
The idea of this annual event is to establish Sidmouth as a centre for the promotion of daffodils, especially the early varieties
Sidmouth celebrates Daffodil Day
- by Philippa Davies published on the Sidmouth Herald Website on 12th March 2020
More than two thousand people visited Kennaway House for Sidmouth's Daffodil Day, on Saturday, March 7th.
Among the attractions were stalls selling a wide variety of plants and talks by Nick Bailey from Gardeners' World
and Lady Christine Skelmersdale, an acknowledged daffodil expert.
Visitors were able to take a ride to daffodil sites around the town in the vintage charabanc known affectionately as the Sidmouth Toastrack.
There was also an art exhibition and a display of 168 pictures painted by local schoolchildren.
The event is organised by the Sidmouth Daffodil Society and was created to promote Sidmouth as a destination for flower lovers
and support the Million Bulbs programme undertaken by the Keith Owen Fund.
All proceeds go towards further daffodil planting around the Sid Valley.
So far, the society has planted around 15,000 bulbs, and plans to plant extensively in Glen Goyle this year.
Link to Phillipa's original feature on the Sidmouth Herald website
The Plant Fair in the grounds featured :
Avon Bulbs - spectacular flowering bulbs from these RHS Master Growers & Chelsea flower show Gold Medal winners
Link to www.avonbulbs.co.uk
Elworthy Cottage Plants - cottage perennials, alpines, hardy geraniums and bulbs including snowdrops and narcissus
Link to www.elworthy-cottage.co.uk
Gardeners Delight Nursery - Unusual & rare perennials, alpine, Climbers & hardy shrubs grown by us in North Devon
Link to www.gardenplantsandgifts.co.uk
Hilltop Garden & Nursery - Dorset grown hardy herbaceous perennials & dahlias & unique stone art.
Link to www.hilltopgarden.co.uk
Millin Metalcraft - incredible metal sculptures. Sam made several huge Daffodil sculptures based on the 'Keith Owen' Daffodil.
The heads are over two feet across and look amazing!
Link to www.millin-metal.com
Millwood Plants - hardy, unusual herbaceous perennials for woodland gardens & shady places & cottage garden favourites
Link to www.millwoodplants.com
Sidmouth Daffodil Society - selling pots of unusual daffodils, especially miniatures.
Strete Gate Camellias - a family run nursery in South Devon specialising in evergreen Camellia shrubs.
Link to www.stretegatecamellias.co.uk
Triffids Nursery - early flowering bulbs, snowdrops and shade loving perennials
Tynings Climbers - Chelsea gold medalists, specialise in climbing plants & hold National collections of Passion flower& Jasmine.
Wild Thyme Plants - beautifully scented, hardy perennials, shrubs & wildflowers.
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which can benefit from the valley's benign early spring climate and highlight the wonderful planting by the Sidmouth community.
Link here to the dedicated Kennaway House website.