This Spring, it’s hard not to love New England!
Usually, we New Englanders are served up difficult weather this time of year, ranging from snowstorms to days in the high-eighties. This year mother nature blessed us with a tame winter – and an even tamer early spring – which has made for the most gorgeous spring blossoms!
Daffodil blossoms are the most popular spring plant in our region. You’ll often see fields of daffodils adorning front yards and wooden-built fences this time of year. They’re wicked easy to grow because they require low mantience.
With bright yellow petals and long green stems, daffodils are especially incredible to see when grown in large groups. For anyone visiting New England in search of a daffodil field this spring, our crew has compiled a list breaking down where to spot the sunny blooms.
The list below includes daffodil festivals, events, public fields, and pay-to-enter gardens all adorned with the spring flower.
Daffodils Festival on Nantucket // Nantucket, MA
The 2019 Daffodil Festival on Nantucket will be held April 26-28. Visitors can check out art shows, parades, exhibitions, lectures, and the annual Nantucket Daffodil Flower Show! This event offers activities for all ages.
Blithewold Mansion & Garden // Bristol, RI
Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the Mansion and stroll through 13 varieties of daffodils at the Blithewold Mansion & Garden. Interpretive panels throughout the property tell the story of the Van Wickle family and the estate they loved. General admission tickets will run adults $15 and youth $6. Blithewold offers military and student discount tickets.
Tower Hill Botanical Garden // Boylston, MA
One of the most popular attractions at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens is the field of more than 25,000 daffodils! General admission tickets cost $16 for adults and $11 for Seniors (65+); Youth tickets are $6 and children 5 and under are free. For an additional $7, you can also bring your dog for the walk!
Laurel Ridge Farm // Litchfield, CT
Laurel Ridge Farm is open to the public from sunrise to sunset when daffodils are in bloom! You can learn about the history of the daffodils, find out where they are located, and see recent pictures so that you can tell how far along the blooms are. Visiting Laurel Ridge Farm is a family-friendly fun outing to reconnect with nature and see some beautiful daffodils.
Meriden Daffodil Festival // Meriden, CT
The Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival will be held April 27 & 28, 2019. This family-fun festival offers exciting rides, food, a craft fair, parade, and a firework show – all set against 600,000 beautiful daffodils! Thanks to the generous local community: parking, shuttle bus service, admission, and entertainment is all free!
I hope this post inspired you to hit the road this weekend in search of spring blossoms! From daffodils to dogwood trees, it’s rare to see such a beautiful bloom here in New England, so let’s enjoy it while it lasts.
Leave a comment below if you know of a must-see daffodil field or festival you’d recommend!
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