PRIMARY school children have been busy planting thousands of daffodil bulbs across the town in readiness for next year’s Falmouth Spring Festival.

The colourful project is part of the build up to the Spring Festival and this year the daffodil bulb planting has been supported by the Falmouth Business Improvement District, Falmouth Town Council and Cormac.

The planting has been undertaken by the town's primary schools under the expert eye of Cormac’s Parks and Gardens team and Falmouth Town Council’s Garden and Education team.

The dates for next year’s BID-funded and organised Falmouth Spring Festival are March 19 to 29, 2020.

A celebration of Falmouth’s coast, community and culture, the festival brings an explosion of early season colour, life and activity to the town.

Paint the Town Yellow Day sees more than 40,000 daffodils – donated to the team by Greenyard Flowers of Penzance – being given out to businesses by the schoolchildren of Falmouth.

The two-day Spring Clean attracts nearly 200 volunteers to spruce up many garden and town sites, themed guided walks delve into Falmouth’s history and heritage, while the ever popular free Science in the Pub sessions, led by festival main sponsor the University of Exeter, bring interesting science topics to quirky town venues.

The Spring Festival also helps support the long-standing Falmouth Spring Flower Show, which will be celebrating 110 years of floral splendour.

The main Falmouth Spring Festival activity dates are March 19, Paint the Town Yellow Day; March 20 and 21, Spring Clean Days; March 22, Fitness on The Moor; March 22, Rockpooling on Castle Beach; March 23-27, Science in the Pub and March 28/29, Spring Flower Show.

There will also be guided walks throughout the festival.

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth BID manager, said: “I’m delighted the BID is able to support this vibrant, community-orientated activity, in the lead up to the 2020 Falmouth Spring Festival. It fits perfectly with the ethos of the event, which has over the past few years, engaged with hundreds of volunteers, schoolchildren, local businesses and residents.

"Alongside the Festival’s key events, we’ve undertaken landscaping, litter removal and planting activities in dozens of areas around the town, sprucing up forgotten corners to colourful and award-winning effect.”

Jacqui Owen, visitor and education officer, Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens, added: “This project really captures the essence of the Spring Festival with so many people coming together throughout the community, including children from Falmouth Primary, the Friends of Greenbank Gardens, the Dracaena Centre’s Youth Project, Food for Change project and 50+ group.

"They have been working hard in all weathers over the last few weeks, planting daffodils in various sites around Falmouth with the help of both Cormac and Falmouth Town Council’s Parks and Gardens teams. We have also had support from Ron and Adrian Scamp who have supplied daffodil bulbs.”