Special 30th year of Gardening Club show

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The Coleraine and District Gardening Club are pleased to announce that they are holding their annual Spring Flower Show in the Guide Hall, Terrace Row car

park, (opposite Tescos) Coleraine on Saturday, April 15.

This show is the 30th Spring Show to be held by the Coleraine Gardening Club.

The show will feature the wide variety and colour range found in modern daffodil cultivars.

Anyone who thinks that all daffodils are yellow is in for a pleasant surprise!

As well as the expected yellow and white, shades of orange, red, pink, and green appear in recent daffodil introductions.

There are now classes for miniature daffodils as these have increased in popularity in recent years.

The show is supported by the top daffodil exhibitors of

the province who will be out in force as we are hosting ‘The Amateur Championship of Ireland’ this year.

With the show date falling in the middle of this year’s daffodil flowering season, many of the best show daffodils should be on display.

As well as daffodils there are classes for other cut flowers, pot plants, cacti, succulents and floral art.

Pot plants including primulas and cacti have been a feature of the show in recent years.

The floral art section shows how flowers can be arranged to maximum effect and provides a splash of colour in the hall.

While most visitors come to admire the floral displays, many are attracted to the plant stall, which has become famous for bargains of a horticultural nature.

Visitors in the area may also like to take the opportunity to visit the Guy Wilson daffodil gardens at the University of Ulster, Coleraine.

These gardens are

named in honour of Guy Wilson from Broughshane who was a famous daffodil breeder.

They contain 50,000 daffodils in over 500 varieties, which have been collected from all over the world.

The University no longer charges car parking fees on Saturdays.

Anyone interested in showing can obtain a schedule by contacting Derrick Turbitt at Portstewart 028 7083 3963.

So, why not come along to the Guise Hall, Terrace Row, Coleraine, on Saturday, April 15 from 2 - 4 pm to see one of the best displays of daffodils in Ireland.