Join us in a spectacular celebration of the rich literary and historical legacy of the Ullswater valley. From April 24th to June 24th 2023 a unique installation of 10,000 ceramic daffodils will be ”planted” against the romantic backdrop of Lowther Castle and Gardens to raise funds for charity. A truly stunning sight to behold!
Local ceramic artist, Helen Ratcliffe, inspired by the poetry of Wordsworth and his celebration of the daffodils on the shores of Ullswater, has initiated this project to raise £300,000 for six deserving charities.
The aim is to support smaller charities who don’t currently receive significant exposure or funds.These charities have also been carefully chosen to reflect the overall aims of the project, covering all aspects of social needs, environment, history and arts.
Individuals and businesses have been wonderful in sponsoring and supporting so far, but we need more donations. Your donation helps to cover the cost of materials and marketing of the project.
The labour involved is all through volunteers and Helen is not being paid for the project. Any surplus materials and equipment after the production e.g. clay, glaze, slab roller, glaze mixer etc, will be donated to local schools and community groups.
Thank you to all our lovely supporters so far.