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Spring Bulb Show

The Caley holds an annual Spring Bulb 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. From 2019, the Show will be housed at The Caley’s new home within Saughton Park, Edinburgh.  So if you have been thinking about entering, why not make your first entry in our first show at Saughton Park.

The Caley is keen to encourage growers of all ages.  To encourage young gardener, we have a junior section in the Spring Bulb Show open to those under 16. We also hold a separate competition that is open to schools and youth groups, called the Junior Groups Competition.

If you have any questions about either the Spring Bulb Show or the Junior Groups Competition, please contact us at

Spring Bulb Show Schedule 2019

Caley Young Gardeners 2019

Entry form

Volunteer form

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About the show

The Caley Spring Bulb 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  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 to enter the show.  In 2019, we are introducing a couple of new trophies to be awarded to winners in Schools Competition.

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?  If you would like to volunteer, contact Caley Administrator Julie Muir:

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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 2019 are:

  • Royal Hort. Soc. Aberdeen     23rd – 24th March
  • RCHS (Caley), Edinburgh      31st March – 1st April
  • Dundee Daffodil Group          6th – 7th April
  • Keith Hort. Soc.                        20th April
  • Banff Daffodil Group               27th-28th April
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The following website links are suppliers of daffodils and other spring bulbs:

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Daffodil Society Restricted and Miniature lists

Restricted List

Miniatures List

Spring Show Images

Spring Show 2018

Spring Show 2018

Click on the photo to see a selection of images from the 2018 Spring Show.

Children’s Show Images

Children’ Show 2018

Children’ Show 2018

Click on the photo to see images from the 2018 Childrens Show.