Cup awarded to the donor's grandfather, Leonard Vine Buckland, of Camperdown, who won it three times. It was eventually given to him.

Leonard Vine Buckland imported King Alfred Daffodils to Australia. He was a passionate and expert daffodil grower and is also responsible for raising many unique seedlings. He was distinguished by hundreds of awards ( including the Melba Perpetual Daffodil Trophy in 1916) and is regarded as 'Australia's most successful daffodil grower' (Portland Guardian, 24 March 1930). He acquired a substantial collection from the sale of bulbs by Mr Titheridge in 1898.

Leonard Buckland was a lawyer in Camperdown for the firm of Buckland and Nevitt, and tragically died in 1930 as a result of a gun incident. The 'Portland Guardian' (24 March 1930) described that Leonard Buckland 'ended his days with hardly a friend, was, in his better days, a considerable figure in society, a member of one of the State's best families'. He was noted as the person responsible for several important legacies to the Camperdown district: the double avenue of elms planted in the 1860s were kept alive by the water scheme which Buckland developed, and the stocking of Lake Bullen Merri with rainbow trout, and the presence of daffodils that continue to grow at Leonard Buckland's former homestead, 'Keyham', and along the southern edge of Camperdown. He was a leading figure in the management of the Camperdown public gardens, a foundation member of the Camperdown Club.

In 2014 about 30 different varieties of daffodils planted at Keyham Homestead were dug up and relocated to the Camperdown Botanic Gardens to create a perpetual garden in honour of Leonard Buckland.

Physical Description

Large silver presentation cup decorated a variety of daffodils.

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