My thanks to all the staff, volunteers, and guests who came out to make Daffodil Day a success. The weather has been unpredictable this spring and the daffodils were punished by some freezing temperatures that followed warm weather. Nevertheless, there were thousands (more on that below) of flowers to see!
How Many Daffodil Flowers
This year I asked our GIS Mapping intern if he could develop an estimate of how many daffodil flowers we had this spring. Using the maps of the beds and careful counts of representative sample beds, Cole developed an estimate. Care to guess? Despite the harsh conditions this spring, we had 410,000 daffodil flowers in the garden this year.
This year we offered guided tours as well as a self-guided tour. Guided tours were full, but even better, there were hundreds of guests exploring the daffodils and the rest of the garden.
Daffodil Show and Crafts
Just as we did last year, we hosted a Children’s Daffodil Show and Daffodil Crafts in the Visitor Center. There were many entries in the show and dozens of ribbons won. It was fun to see families returning with their craft projects from last year, ready to try the new craft for this year. As we did last year, there was a generous distribution of cookies to the kids (and adults).
Thanks again for making Daffodil Day a fun family event.