Scotland’s Daffodil Festival 2018 on the weekend 14th & 15th April 10am – 4pm

Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Fife KY15 7UZ (off the A91 1.7  miles east of Auchtermuchty).

See some of the first daffodil cultivars ever created in the UK (based on the Wordsworth style daffodils) in a National Collection and hundreds of different historic, scented, modern and rare daffodils with spring flowers in a Walled Garden. Woodland Daffodil Walk to Covenanter’s tomb, Bear Walk & 9 hole putting.

Festival Café, Talks and Tours (book your place in advance or on day), informal demonstrations.

Plant Stalls: Presenter Ian Christie, Binny Plants, Kevock Garden Plants, East Neuk Perennials, Backhouse Nursery. Further Education Elmwood College

Daffodil Display: Grampian Growers & Quality Daffodils, Historic information: Jan Dalton.

Food and drink Stalls: Presenter: Christopher Trotter Fife’s Food Ambassador, Presenter: Cairn O’ Mohr, or Backhouse Rossie Estate, by Collessie, Ladybank, Fife KY15 7UZ (off the A91, 1.7 miles east of Auchtermuchty).

See our Festival Cafe Menu here.




CATEGORIES: 1. Under 18 living in Scotland  2. Open living in Scotland

MUSIC: Send in your best demo track based on the themes daffodils have been connected with now and throughout our culture, love, loss……….

Short listed tracks will be listened to by a talent scout from a major record label and, if the sound fits, an offer will be extended to you from a London based management company.

Why is it a great opportunity – this record label has, in previous years, received over 500,000 demo tracks per annum. Shortlisted submissions from this competition are put forward with a recommendation.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Find an unusual or inventive way to photograph daffodils wherever you might find them. Images can be in colour or black & white and should be high or medium resolution.

Selection by panel with the final decision being made by artist Allan Watson and designer John Doyle. The chosen work will be displayed in the Backhouse Heritage and Education Centre from April until September and promoted across social media.


Winners will be announced at The National Daffodil Festival on Sunday 12 midday
and on the website

Submit your Soundcloud link (music) & your daffodil image via

All emails must be under 10Mb in size.

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Backhouse, Rossie Estate, by Collessie,
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7UZ (off the A91 1.7 miles east of Auchtermuchty).