UPDATED Our mapping intern, Cole, developed an estimate for the number of daffodil flowers at Winterthur. I will offer some sort of prize (daffodil bulbs? daffodil cookies?) to the person who makes the closest guess to the number. You can guess in person at the Winterthur Visitor Center up until 3:00 on Saturday, April 16.
Mr. du Pont grew hundreds of varieties of daffodils. Last year we inaugurated ‘Daffodil Day’ as a way of celebrating his collection of this wonderful flower. On Saturday, April 16, we will invite families to enter a daffodil in our Children’s Daffodil Show, make a daffodil-inspired craft, join us for a daffodil tea, or simply tour the enormous drifts of yellow and white flowers. Below is the schedule and a little extra information about the daffodil show for families.
10:00–11:00 am Children’s Daffodil Show–Entrants meet at the Visitor Center with their daffodils
10:00 am–2:00 pm Daffodil Day Kids’ Activities at the Visitor Center
11:30 am & 1:30 pm Guided Daffodil Tour through the Drifts of Daffodils
3:00 pm Daffodil Tea at the Visitor Center–Reservations required, call 302.888.4826
All Day Children’s Daffodil Show on Display at the Visitor Center
All Day Self-guided Daffodil Tour–White Arrow Tour begins at the Visitor Center patio
All Day Special Daffodil Tram Stop near the Conifers–Look for the gate posts
All Day Spring Tour & Conservatory Display–Begins in the Galleries Reception Atrium
All Day Plant Sales at the Museum Store
For families interested in entering the Daffodil Show her is some additional information. Children between the ages of 5 and 14 are welcome to enter a daffodil in the show. All they need to do is bring a daffodil for one of the following classes and enter it into the show between 10 to 11 am: Daffodil Specimen, 3 Daffodils, and Daffodil et al (that means, with something else). We will judge the show promptly at 11 and place ribbons on the winning flowers (there will be a lot of winners). Here is a little more information if you are interested in how this works. Show Guidelines 2016