Springfields Horticultural Society wishes to recruit a team of railway enthusiasts to operate both its miniature railway (7¼”) and its garden road train throughout the year. Drivers (male or female) would need to have the following skills and personal attributes:
Ability to learn to drive both the miniature train and the road train (small tractor). Full UK driving licence preferred
Extremely friendly personality and comfortable speaking to children and adults
Able to handle cash, give change and control ticket sales
Able to carry out track and pathway inspections and minor train maintenance, including re-fuelling
Able to complete daily/weekly passenger records
Be available to work on a flexible casual spring, summer and autumn rota which would include weekends, school holidays, Bank Holidays and on designated weekdays when the weather is fine
Be willing to obtain a CRB Certificate to allow working with children
Be reliable and be interested in being part of a team operating these popular family attractions in Springfields Festival Gardens 
Successful applicants will be provided with training and a uniform, and any costs related to their CRB check will be reimbursed. Hours of work will be agreed dependant on the applicant’s availability and the weekly rota. Some garden maintenance work could also be available for those interested in more regular part-time work. Hourly rate would be from £7.50 per hour dependant on experience and availability.
Please contact the Horticultural Society to arrange an interview (01775 724843) or email the Head Gardener, Andy Boyton, at indicating any relevant experience, hours available.


Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April
Springfields Events & Conference Centre
The Lincolnshire Daffodil Society, in association with the charity, Springfields Horticultural Society have come together to help celebrate Lincolnshire’s daffodil flower and bulb growing heritage. The Event will include competitions for daffodil enthusiasts, schools and other groups, as well as further classes for digital photo and painting entries in a range of age categories as well as “fun” competitions for pallet gardens, veggie sculptures and veggie mosaics. Other exhibits and displays will include a landscaped show garden entered by the gardening team from Springfields Festival Gardens, and a display of bowls of daffodils from Chelsea gold winners, Walkers Bulbs.

The show organisers are inviting gardening equipment suppliers, gardens designers, landscapers and growers to exhibit and sell to the enthusiastic gardeners who attend the show. Indoor trade stand spaces of 3m x 2m are available as well as plots for the construction of designer display gardens or special features. Additional outdoor space can also be made available for larger equipment or for exhibitors with their own display marquees or portable exhibits.

For more information on trade stand space or the pallet and veggie competitions, or for any other information, please contact the Show Administrator, Inga Maxwell at Springfields Horticultural Society on 01775 724843 or email:

For details of the daffodil competition classes please download entry forms from or telephone 01526 888229 for additional information about showing daffodils.

The Event is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm on both days and entry is just £1 for adults (accompanied children under 16 free). Presentation of the competition trophies will be made by Lady Bruce-Gardyne, President of the Lincolnshire Daffodil Society, at 1.30pm on the Saturday.

The Great British Garden Revival 

Series 2 Episode 4 
Scented Gardens & Tulips

Tom Hart Dyke wants to convince us all to grow tulips. He visits Spalding, which used to be the heart of tulip growing in the UK. He discovers the turbulent history of the broken tulip which four hundred years ago brought an economy to its knees, and lends a hand to one of Britain's last large-scale commercial tulip growers in Norfolk.
Tom Hart Dyke speaking to David Norton (40mins - 47mins in the program)

Autonomy Raffle

Autonomy Ladieswear at Sringfields Outlet Shopping Centre held a raffle for late night shoppers to win a coat of their choice. Tulip Radio's Jan Whitbourn was the lucky winner and soon hurried down to Autonomy to pick up her prize.




Springfields Event Centre have the following events coming up in 2015:

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Lincolnshire Daffodil Society Show

- Apr 18 – 19, 2015
- Springfields Events & Conference Centre
- Lincolnshire Daffodil Society in conjunction with Springfields Horticultural Society present their annual flower show. Competition, craft stall, garden stalls Doors 10am to 4pm Admission - £2 adults, children U16 and Society Members free Email: Web site: Contact: 01526 888229

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Spalding Model Engineering & Hobby Show

- Apr 25 – 26, 2015
- Springfields Events & Conference Centre
- Doors: 9:30am to 5:30pm Saturday; 9:30am to 4:30pm Sunday Admission: Adults £6, concessions £5, under 16 £2, under 5 free Contact: David Webster on 07443 524260 Free on-site parking - Email:

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Classic Car Show

- Sunday, May 3, 2015
- Springfields Events & Conference Centre
- Over 300 Classic Cars on show Admission £3, under 16 free