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Caroline and Andrew Thomson, Fife, Scotland

Caroline and Andrew Thomson

Caroline and Andrew Thomson from Scotland, a direct descendent of the well-known Backhouse family, will present The Backhouse Heritage Daffodil Collection at Rofsie-Estate Fife Scotland – a unique insight.

Known for its rare heritage daffodils, interesting garden design and sculptures, Rofsie Arts Garden (RAG) is listed in ‘Great British Gardens’, ‘Discover Scottish Gardens’ and features in ‘Scotland for Gardeners’. RAG is an approved venue for the Edinburgh International Festival and featured on national Television. Caroline set up and is responsible for, the only horticultural placement centre in the UK accepted by ERASMUS the European flagship student exchange programme. Rofsie has been referenced in student thesis, horticultural books and articles. Through her mother's line Caroline is a direct descendent of the Backhouse family, well known horticulturalists and daffodil breeders. It is this connection which led to the formation of the Backhouse Heritage Daffodil Collection (application in process for National Collection status) and associated family exhibition. Caroline and Andrew are seeking to locate named Backhouse Daffodil Cultivars or accurate photographs of missing Cultivars, to help preserve these lovely, historically important daffodils for future generations. Contact Caroline and Andrew Thomson at

Caroline and Andrew's Presentation title, The Backhouse Heritage Daffodil Collection at Rofsie-Estate, Fife, Scotland – A Unique Insight, provides insight into the Backhouse Family of Quaker daffodil raisers spanning three generations and over 150 years, interwoven with information from family diaries, garden notes, and letters. Caroline (direct descendent) and her husband, Andrew Thomson, have formed the Backhouse Heritage Daffodil Collection to locate and preserve her family’s work for future generations.

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