The Spilsby and District Narcissus and Tulip Society was formed in 1902 to encourage the growing of narcissi and tulips. The Society wanted to introduce new kinds of flowers and to show people how varied the species were. To this end, they decided to hold an annual show and chose the Drill Hall, Spilsby, as the ideal venue.
Although the Show was not able to continue uninterruptedly, because of the Great War and the Second World War, the Society, now renamed The Lincolnshire Daffodil Society, held its annual show in Spilsby for over one hundred years. Now the Society, in association with Springfields Horticultural Society, holds its show in Spalding at the Springfields Event Centre, Spalding. There are classes, not only for daffodils and tulips, but also for shrubs, flowering plants and foliage plants.
The Show usually includes several local trade stands selling a variety of plants. Fund-raising efforts at the Show may include a raffle, tombola or a quiz. In addition, our experienced exhibiting members are very knowledgeable and will always be able to offer advice or help to new members or exhibitors.
The Society is always keen to recruit new members and is especially enthusiastic about new exhibitors. There is nothing mysterious about growing great daffodils and any back garden will provide ample blooms for the beginner. Experts are, of course, also welcome!
If you are interested in growing and showing daffodils or if you would simply like to be associated with the Society and its aims, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Membership costs a minimum of £5 per year and entitles the member to enter any classes for which he or she is eligible and free entry to the show. Garden clubs and society membership from £25 per year for which they will be able to enter any classes for which they are eligible and free entry to the show for exhibitors.
The Lincolnshire Daffodil Society