Sidmouth’s first Daffodil Day a blooming success
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Sidmouth’s very first Daffodil Day was a blooming success as organisers showcased the best of the flower variety at the weekend.
Visitors could see the work of eight different nurseries, including a Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner, or take a guided walk led by Richard Eley around some of the town’s daffodil sites.
Outside Kennaway House was a daffodil decorated vintage Charabanc Toast Rack and specially made giant metal daffodils from Millin Metal.
Inside, guests could view 60 local artists’ paintings and pictures and photographs by school children all inspired by the yellow flower. Sid Vale Folk performed in the Cellar Bar which was followed by talks from Lady Christine Skelmersdale, from Broadleigh Gardens, Kevin Hughes and the Reverend Handel Bennett and his wife Joan, on how the Sid Vale Association organised the community planting of over 600,000 bulbs in Sidmouth.
There was also a Marie Curie tombola, daffodil gifts, a raffle and scrumptious cakes,
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Profits from the event will be used to plant more daffodils in the Autumn.
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