Lots to see and do at the Backhouse, Rossie Estate – Easter weekend 15th & 16th April.

Scotland’s first National Daffodil Festival (debut) 2017 is to be held at the Backhouse Rossie Estate in Fife. Celebrity George Anderson MBE and Beechgrove Garden Presenter will open the Festival on the 15th April.

BRING AND SHOW daffodils from your garden, 7 classes & children’s class, registration is free but all entry forms must be received by 11th April. To get an Entry Form, Call 0844 414 5803 or download the Entry Form here.

All exhibits to be set up 14th April 3-6pm.

Festival opens with Celebrity guest George Anderson 15th April 10 am with Scotland’s Garden Scheme Charity afternoon – 2pm to 5pm.

Easter Sunday 16th April – 10am to 4pm.

Home to the newly awarded National Collection for Narcissus Backhouse cultivars, it is a perfect time of year to share the beauty, charm and surprising variety of daffodils.

There is something for everyone in the programme for the weekend.

Come and meet Celebrity Daffodil Expert George Anderson MBE and Beechgrove Garden Presenter who will open and judge the daffodil show on the 15th April.

Find out more about daffodils – a series of talks and demonstrations by knowledgeable and experienced horticulturalists, Guided tours of the National Collection of Backhouse Daffodils and the spring plantings in the Walled Garden.

Opportunities to ask skilled professionals about working in the many aspects of Horticulture either directly or indirectly as along with associated professions, they are now part of a global industry.  There is also an opportunity to ask your gardening questions, or leave a question in the box with email or telephone contact .

A fun daffodil adventure awaits – ‘Bring and Show’ event (to enter bring the best newly opened daffodil flowers from your garden, on a natural length stem and as blemish-free as possible) separate children’s Class.

Enjoy the Family Easter Activities, Woodland Egg Hunt (a chocolate egg for every participant supplemental £1 entry for ages 0-16 years), woodland daffodil walk, putting on the lawn, secret grotto and grass labyrinth.

Retail therapy is catered for by a range of local Stall Holders and some of our own Backhouse branded products.

The Backhouse Café is conveniently situated for a light lunch, barista coffee, tea and cake or a glass of our home grown, cold pressed apple juice, see the apple trees!

The Backhouse Nursery sales bench will hold pots of Narcissus and David Austin roses for sale and more for you to peruse….

More about heritage daffodils

Discover more about the Quaker Backhouse Family and their breakthrough award-winning daffodils in The Backhouse Heritage Exhibition and Education Centre.

See examples of their rare prize-winning Daffodils bred by three generations of the family over a period of 100 years which changed daffodil breeding in this country forever and form the basis of many modern daffodils we see today.

More than 15,000 daffodils, most descended from the original Backhouse daffodils, are planted in the garden, grounds and along the woodland walk which leads to a ruined Covenanter’s tomb.

Scotland’s Daffodil Festival debut 2017, 15th and 16th April at the Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Ladybank Fife KY15 7UZ. Facebook backhouserossie Twitter @backhouserossie  …..please support and come along!