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Daffodil heart display celebrates love for Welsh food and drink on St David’s Day

25 Feb 2023 2 minute read
The daffodil display at Cardiff Castle

Visitors to Cardiff Castle can show their love for Welsh food and drink this St David’s Day by sharing snaps of a specially commissioned heart-shaped daffodil installation.

Featuring thousands of daffodils, the installation has been created as part of the Welsh Government’s #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste campaign.

The installation, made from 12,000 daffodils, and donated by Welsh fresh produce brand Blas y Tir, is a tribute to Welsh food and drink producers as well, encouraging Welsh foodies to share their pride and passion on St. David’s Day.

Visitors to Cardiff Castle are being asked to take their picture alongside the daffodil heart and post it on social media using the hashtags #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste in the run up to and on St. David’s Day, March 1st.

St David’s Day Market

Meanwhile visitors to London’s Southbank this weekend will be able to enjoy a St David’s Day Market, with live cooking demonstrations from some of Wales’ finest chefs, a chance to meet producers and learn more about Wales and its cuisine.

Producers taking part in the London event include include Aber Falls Distillery, Black Mountains Smokery, Coaltown Coffee, Jones Trust Your Gut, Radnor Preserves, SamosaCo, The Rogue Welsh Cake Company, Trailhead Fine Foods and Wickedly Welsh Chocolate.

Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd, Lesley Griffiths said:

“St. David’s Day is one of the most colourful days of the year in Wales, and it’s great to see this display at Cardiff Castle highlighting the amazing produce we have here in Wales.

“I’m pleased to see producers taking part in the event in London too, showcasing some excellent Welsh produce on the banks of the Thames.

“St. David’s Day presents us with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our people, our heritage, our culture and, of course, our high-quality food and drink producers, which is what the #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste campaign reinforces.

The #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste daffodil heart will be on display at Cardiff Castle until Friday, 3rd March.

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