This Saturday, Oct. 7, volunteers from North Farm, the Veterans Home, and Mt. Hope High School will join other volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterans Home greenhouse to add another 10,000 daffodils to Bristol’s streetscape.
When they began the Daffodil Project in 2020, the Bristol Garden Club stated their intention to establish one million daffodil bulbs in Bristol, creating a pathway of daffodils through public and private lands. Now in its fourth year, the community effort is well on its way, with an additional 10,000 bulbs going in this Saturday.
The Daffodil Project began with hundreds of daffodils planted in the Library and Mrs. Perry’s Gardens, and on Metacom Avenue. Several thousand were sold to residents and businesses for planting on private sites, complementing established displays including Blithewold Mansion’s glorious spring array. An additional 20,000 more bulbs were planted 2021 and 2022.
This Saturday, Oct. 7, volunteers from North Farm, the Veterans Home, and Mt. Hope High School will join other volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterans Home greenhouse to add another 10,000 daffodils to Bristol’s streetscape. Daffodils will also be available for sale. Additional planting dates will be added as needed.
Project organizers hope that businesses, residents, property owners, and community leaders will join in this effort by planting daffodils on your property; promoting the Project among neighbors, customers, or members; sponsoring a site; or volunteering to plant bulbs in public spaces.
The public is invited to come to the Veterans Home on Saturday, Oct. 7 or email Bristolrigc@gmail.com to reserve your bulbs and to volunteer and hour or two. The supply is limited and sold out very quickly last year.