The 12th century church of St Mawgan in Meneage will be filled with the sights and smells of thousands of daffodils next weekend (February 16/17).

Weather and transport permitting, there will be examples of perfumed varieties from Isles of Scilly Flowers to add to the abundance of local blooms on display at the Mawgan Daffodil Festival.

Visitors to the festival will be able to view equipment used more than 50 years ago, listen to music performed by local musicians and admire displays of paintings, photographs and embroidery with a daffodil theme.

The music programme will include an open bell ringing session on the Saturday morning, the Cornish male voice group, Thraw’d Together that afternoon and classical guitarist, Richard Collington and the Helston Chamber Choir on the Sunday. It is also hoped that a sea shanty group will join in the fun on the Sunday afternoon.

As an added thread to the festival, there will be guided tours of the church on both days for those interested in history and architecture.

As the church is need of a new heating system, visitors to the festival are advised to wrap up warm. The festival will take place on February 16 and 17, from 10.30am until 4.30pm, and is free. Light refreshments will be available all day.

Anyone wanting to help in any way should contact Wendy Bailey on 01326 221631 or email