Free Daffodil bulbs, help save at risk historic varieties - English Heritage - Free

Free Daffodil bulbs, help save at risk historic varieties - English Heritage - Free

Found 21st Oct 2016
English Heritage have launched a campaign to help preserve at risk domestic, heritage, varieties of daffodils and blue bells. You can pick up a free bulb at English Heritage sites across the country. Great for bees too!


English Heritage is launching a campaign to help save the native and historic varieties of daffodils and bluebells, both of which are at risk from aggressive hybrids and non-traditional varieties.

All this week, English Heritage gardeners will plant a record 25,000 native and heritage bulbs across the historic gardens in its care, including at Osborne - Queen Victoria's home - on the Isle of Wight, Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland.

The charity is also calling on the public to join its campaign by collecting a free native daffodil or bluebell bulb from a selection of English Heritage sites to bring home and plant in their own garden.


John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscapes at English Heritage, said: "Native daffodils and bluebells as well as the historic cultivated varieties are a vital part of our horticultural and cultural heritage, inspiring gardeners and poets alike.

"Our native species and historic cultivars are increasingly under threat from cross pollination with non-native species and hybrids that flower at the same time.

"Our major spring bulb planting campaign - across some of the most important historic gardens in England - will help arrest that national decline and ensure that the daffodil celebrated by Wordsworth over 200 years ago can still be enjoyed by visitors today and in the future."


The English Heritage gardens team and our garden volunteers will be planting 25,000 native and historically cultivated daffodils and bluebells - the largest number in the charity's history - at the following sites in its care:

Audley End House and Gardens in Essex

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens in South Yorkshire

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House in Kent

Eltham Palace and Gardens in London

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden in Warwickshire

Kenwood in London

Osborne on the Isle of Wight

Walmer Castle and Gardens in Kent

Witley Court and Gardens in Worcestershire

Wrest Park in Bedfordshire

Visitors to these sites will be able to collect a free bulb, courtesy of De Jager, to bring home and plant in their own garden.
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1 bulb worth tops 10p?

Nice way to get you to become a paying visitor...

1 bulb worth tops 10p?Nice way to get you to become a paying visitor...

You may be missing the point..
1 Bulb free yaaaaaa I'm missing the point but I'm rich lol
COLD!! They're not energy saver bulbs... sorry couldn't help myself :P heat added
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