Thursday, March 11, 2010

Daffodil Festivals

Daffodils - Images by Susan Cole Kelly

After a long brown mud season, New England bursts into color with a burst of daffodil festivals. It's time for eye-candy! Here's a list of upcoming events and places where you can view and photograph thousands of daffodils

  • Wadsworth Mansion, near Middletown, CT Daffodil Day is April 18, call (860) 347-1064 to confirm
10-acre field of daffodils with stone walls & pond. Open to the public during daffodil season only, in late April.
A real festival with food, games, carnival rides & treats, surrounded by many acres of daffodils blooming in a woodland setting.

  • Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco, ME is full of daffodils. It is one of the original turn-of-the-century garden cemeteries.


Includes a run, parade, kids events, etc
Antique cars, dog dress-up (in daffodils), hat decorating contest, picnic, pageant...
Activities for kids and thousands of blossoms
  • Paul Revere Park in Charlestown and North Point Park in Cambridge -
These two parks flank the Leonard Zakim (Bunker Hill) Bridge and have carpets of blossoms in late April.

New Hampshire
Breakfast, fishing derby, 8,000 bulbs in bloom

Rhode Island
Thousands of blossoms surround the Blithewold Mansion. Period fashion, teas, activities

Visit for a Daffodil Blog with lovely pictures around the world.  Some of the information here came from them!

1 comment:

  1. You've got all the scoop Susan! Saco sounds like a great place for me to go.