Spring Bulbs for Schools: Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs for Schools

Get out of the classroom!

Join the 1,000s of school scientists taking part in this exciting investigation. Adopt your own spring bulbs to help Professor Plant investigate how the changing seasons are affecting spring flowers.

Since October 2005, school scientists across Wales have been keeping weather records and noting when their flowers open, as part of this long-term study looking at the effects of temperature on spring bulbs.

We continue to work in partnership with the Edina Trust who support and fund the project. The Edina Trust have been running an extension project since 2011, complementing the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales core project and extending its reach to selected schools in England and Scotland. In 2016 this extension project was offered to selected schools in Wales, and in 2017 the Edina Trust extended the project further, to include participation from schools in Northern Ireland.

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This is what you need to do:

Applications for 2019-2020 are now full!
Participating schools will receive bulbs and equipment in October
Schools will plant their bulbs on 20 October
Schools will document weather readings from November to March


Number of schools involved this year:
Average temperature across all schools:
8 °C
Average rainfall across all schools:
9 mm
Total data collected so far this year:

Show School Locations & Results:


Calendar of active weeks:
4 Nov8 November 2019
11 Nov15 November 2019
18 Nov22 November 2019
25 Nov29 November 2019
2 Dec6 December 2019
9 Dec13 December 2019
16 Dec20 December 2019
6 Jan10 January 2020
13 Jan17 January 2020
20 Jan24 January 2020
27 Jan31 January 2020
3 Feb7 February 2020
10 Feb14 February 2020
17 Feb9 April 2020 * Halfterm
24 Feb28 February 2020
2 Mar6 March 2020
9 Mar13 March 2020
16 Mar20 March 2020
23 Mar27 March 2020
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