What is this website about?

Get out of the classroom! Join the 1000s of school scientists taking part in this exciting investigation. Adopt your own spring bulbs to help Professor Plant find out 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, extending the National Museum Wales core project to selected Edina schools in England and Scotland.

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How do we get involved?

Fill Application Form
(June 2015)
Scan office posts pots and bulbs to your school...
…wait for bulbs to arrive at your school
(by 12 October)
Only then, register on this website
(during October)


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


27 March 2015, Last Day of Weather Data Collection!!
13 March 2015, Only two weeks to go Bulb Buddies!
2 March 2015, Daffodils for St David's Day
27 February 2015, First flower dates!
13 February 2015, Your questions, my answers
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