A few saffron crocus bulbs (corms) can still be purchased at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, but these are seasonal and once sold out, will not be available again until summer 2021. They are £5 for a bag of 10. If purchased as a gift, the booklet “The Saffron Crocus: A brief history”, makes a nice addition.

Meanwhile, continuing the crocus theme, the TIC has teamed up with local milliner Mill House Millinery, to make crocus patterned face masks available in Saffron Walden. These simple but carefully hand-stitched cloth masks are £5 and are selling fast (do call us on 01799 524002 to check supplies before travelling.)

The saffron crocus also appears on several other gift and souvenir items in the TIC range. Do call in to have a look – the TIC has returned to normal opening hours of 9.30am to 5pm Mon to Sat (with just the briefest of closures from 1 to 1.30pm on  Sats).