29 Sep 2012

Dunedin hosting daffodil convention

10:20 pm on 29 September 2012

An international daffodil convention has opened in Dunedin for the first time.

The convention last came to New Zealand 16 years ago but has never been held in the South Island city.

About 3000 flowers are on show this weekend at the indoor Edgar Centre.

National Daffodil Society president Trevor Rollinson says the show has attracted about 180 enthusiasts, including 60 from the United States, Britain and Australia.

Mr Rollinson says spring began terribly for daffodil growers, but has come right in the past week, just in time for them to show off their blooms.