Spring flower show

The Caley holds an annual Spring Show that is open to all. This is a fun event 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. We also hold an annual Schools’ Competition and children’s activities.

2018 Show dates: 31st March – 1st April The schedule is available to download.

Tulip Albert Heijn

About the show

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

Narcissus Garland

Jim Davidson trophy

The Caley Spring 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 and show daffodils from Divisions 1-4 in as many of the five participating Scottish Shows as they can. The dates for the participating Scottish Shows in 2018 are:

  • Royal Hort. Soc. Aberdeen     24th – 25th March
  • RCHS (Caley), Edinburgh      31st March – 1st April
  • Dundee Daffodil Group          7th – 8th April
  • Keith Hort. Soc.                        21st April
  • Banff Daffodil Group               28-29 April

Daffodil Society Restricted and Miniature lists plus Volunteer form

Restricted List
List of miniatures
Volunteer form

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

Note:  In 2018 the schools’ competition, and children’s activities, will be held in the John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on March 24th and March 25th.

If you have any questions about either the Spring Show or the Schools’ Competition, please contact us at springshow@rchs.co.uk.