Get Free Daffodil Bulbs To Plant In Public Spaces


Daffodil by Tracey Hohman

We’re only just on the brink of fall, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about next spring! And if you’re anything like us, one of the best indications that winter’s over is the appearance of daffodils all over the neighborhood, from tree pits to community gardens. Want to help make that happen? It’s easy, and it’s free!

New Yorkers for Parks’ Daffodil Project, which was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to those lost on September 11, is still going strong. Last year volunteers around the city planted about 450,000 daffodil bulbs, and they’re hoping to top that number this year.

Registration for bulbs for the 2014 Daffodil Project is now open, and will end at 5pm on Wednesday, September 3. Pretty much anyone can sign up — bulbs are free to civic organizations, individuals, corporate volunteer groups, schools, and community leaders who commit to planting them in parks or public spaces like schoolyards, street tree pits, and community gardens.

There are pick-up locations around the city in September and October — the closest one to us is at Grand Army Plaza on Saturday, October 11 from 10am-1pm.

So get to it, and thanks in advance for helping to make our neighborhood more beautiful!

Photo by Tracey Hohman.

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  1. I think last year they made it clear that daffodils are a non-native species and are illegal to plant in the park. They are fine for community gardens, tree pits and private spaces.

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