The recently announced Heritage Lottery Funded project to record and raise awareness of the special historic daffodil varieties growing in the Tamar Valley landscape is under way.

Consultants have been appointed to lead the £10,000 Heralds of Spring project.

The successful contractor, Tamar Grow Local, began work last week, putting together a packed events programme, devising survey forms and recruiting volunteers.

Over the next two months, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Training and monitoring events, providing all the information you will need to go out and record/measure Tamar Valley daffodils, will be held in Bere Ferrers (March 15), Bere Alston (March 25) and Drakewalls (March 27).

Guided walks, talks and a visit to Ron Scamp’s nursery in Falmouth (where more than 2,500 varieties of daffodils are grown) are some of the other activities planned.

All events and volunteer opportunities can be found at or call 01822 835030.

 If you are interested in getting involved with the Heralds of Spring project, would like more information, or would like to book a place on one of the events, please contact the Tamar Valley AONB team – 01822 835030, [email protected]