UK: Kempley’s daffodil festival is ready to bloom again after three years

A popular festival dedicated to the daffodil will bloom again later this month, for the first time since 2019.

The Kempley Daffodil weekend takes place on Saturday to Sunday, March 19-20, with walks, talks, exhibitions, music, and refreshments, celebrating the wild spring flower and the days when hundreds of flower sellers descended from London to pick them.

Last year, BBC Countryfile profiled The Golden Triangle of Kempley, Dymock, and Oxenhall on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border, immortalized by the Dymock Poets who walked the local trails a century ago.

But while its traditional free festival events were put on hold last year, the area can now finally celebrate again. Spokesman Martin Brocklehurst said: “We are ready to welcome visitors for the first time since spring 2019, and public events to celebrate the glorious wild daffodils in the Golden Triangle area back on in Kempley and Dymock.
“A grant of £7,800 from Gloucestershire Council has made this year’s events possible, with support for staff to help with the organization, to fund new corporate signage for the event, free ‘Daff and Ride’ minibus trips, organised walks and the usual scrumptious locally made food and drink.”

Read the complete article at www.theforester.co.uk.


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