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“Backhouse-raised Daffodils of National Importance – a race against time” – Caroline Thomson, Rossie Estate.

19th February, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a joint meeting with the SES Plant Heritage Group.

Caroline and husband Andrew run the Rossie Estate in Fife.  She is a member of the Quaker Backhouse family who, over a period of 100 years, through three generations of Backhouses, created a National Collection of daffodils.  The collection and cultivation had a huge impact on the growing and preservation of these important and rare species.  It has commercial significance – Britain supplies 90% of the world’s daffodil needs.


19th February, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society
SES Plant Heritage Group


Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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