Spring Bulb Show

The Caley holds an annual Spring Bulb Show at Saughton Park in Edinburgh. This is a fun event that is open to all, with a variety of categories to enter. So, if you are an experienced exhibitor, are just starting out in your competition career or simply want to look at some beautiful blooms, join us for an interesting weekend.

The Caley is keen to encourage growers of all ages.  To encourage young gardeners, we have a junior section in the Spring Bulb Show open to those under 13. We also hold a junior Group competition open to schools, nurseries, youth groups (brownies, cubs etc).  This year we are doing it slightly differently from previous years.  You can find the details in the Caley Young Gardeners Schedule below.

Dates for the 2024 Caley Spring Bulb Show are 6th & 7th of April.  Have you planted your bulbs yet?

If you have any questions about the Spring Bulb Show , please contact us at springshow@rchs.co.uk.

Spring Bulb Show 2024 Schedule

Spring Bulb Show 2024 Entry Form

Caley Young Gardeners Schedule 2024

About the show

The Caley Spring Bulb Show is a fun event that is open to all, from the novice to the more experienced grower, with a range of categories to enter. Whilst daffodils  do feature prominently, there are opportunities to enter with other spring bulbs, including tulips, hyacinths and fritillaria. Don’t worry if you have never shown before, we are always happy to help, and it is great fun!

We are keen to encourage young gardeners (under 13’s) to enter the show and have a variety of classes that they can enter.

The Caley is fortunate to have the support of specialist daffodil growers Quality Daffodils (R A Scamp) in Cornwall and Esker Farm Daffodils from Northern Ireland, both of whom sponsor a special class in the schedule.

Members of the Caley can help support the show in different ways. If you don’t want to enter the show, why not visit the show or spend a couple of hours volunteering?

Jim Davidson trophy

The Caley Spring Bulb Show forms part of the Jim Davidson Trophy. This competition commemorates the late Jim Davidson from Banff.  Its aim is to encourage people to grow daffodils from Divisions 1-4 and show them in as many of the five participating Scottish Shows as they can.

2024 dates for the shows that participate in the Jim Davidson Trophy:

  • Royal Horticultural Society Aberdeen: 30th & 31st March
  • The Caley (Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society): 6th & 7th April
  • Dundee Daffodil Group:  13th & 14th April
  • Keith Horticultural Society: 20th April
  • Banff Daffodil Group:  27th & 28th April

If you would like to know more about the Jim Davidson Trophy, please contact springshow@rchs.co.uk


The following website links are suppliers of daffodils and other spring bulbs:

Daffodil Society Restricted and Miniature lists

Restricted List

Miniatures List

How to plant your bulbs