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Sidmouth
Daffodil
Day

Rescheduled for Easter Saturday
March 31st - 10am to 3pm


Kennaway House,
Sidmouth EX10 8NG


Plant Fair, Daffodil talks
Daffodil Art and Photographic Exhibition
and guided walks to the daffodil sites.



Kennaway House - Image © venues4hire

Talks will be given by :

11am - Lady Christine Skelmersdale from Broadleigh Bulbs and Gardens, who holds the National Collection of Alec Gray hybrids,
                     will be talking about   'Using daffodils in the garden'.

12:15pm - Kevin Hughes, who has run the nursery at Heale House Gardens. He has had 30 years of field experience looking at narcissus
                     in the wild, especially in Southern Spain and he will look at the greenhouse and garden culture of daffodils,
                     understanding their ecological requirements and how that can help us grow them in our own gardens.

2pm - Rev. Handel Bennett, President of the Sid Vale Association, will be giving his talk on
                     'Keith Owen Sidmouth's Remarkable Benefactor' , who had the vision of a million blooms in the Sid Valley.

Daffodil Art & Photographic exhibition open to all.

Contact Sally Blyth : hyltonsurgery@aol.com or 01395 577473 for information.

Special categories for school age children, from under 5s to 18 year olds. Art materials as prizes.
Sidmouth Primary School is currently engaged in science lessons on plants, which they are going to paint for Daffodil Day.

Nurseries attending the Plant Fair in the grounds of Kennaway House :

Avon Bulbs - Gold medal Chelsea winners for over 25 years supplying spectacular but garden worthy bulbs especially snowdrops
                         Link to www.avonbulbs.co.uk

Chris Cooke Plants - wide range of rare & unusual hardy & half-hardy bulbs, herbaceous perennials & shrubs

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 is making 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

Pounsley Plants - Roses and rare and unusual herbaceous perennials
                         Link to www.pounsleyplants.com

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.
                         Link to www.tyningsclimbers.co.uk

Wild Thyme Plants - beautifully scented, hardy perennials, shrubs & wildflowers.
                         Link to www.wildthymeplants.co.uk


The idea of this annual event is to establish Sidmouth as a centre for the promotion of daffodils, especially the early varieties
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.

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