With springtime just around the corner, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s gardens get ready for a bounty of blooms at the third annual Daffodil Day. Presented in partnership with Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) and the Georgia Daffodil Society (GDS), Daffodil Day celebrates the thousands of heirloom daffodils planted throughout Oakland Cemetery’s 48 acres.
On Saturday, March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Daffodil Day attendees are invited to participate in a range of interactive garden activities. Daffodil Day includes a cut flower display, plant sale, “Ask the Expert” panel with GDS representatives, children’s crafts and storytelling, garden tours, and presentations from daffodil and gardening experts.
Presenters include: Sara Van Beck, leading daffodil authority and author of Daffodils in American Gardens: 1733-1940; Kacey Clouse of Grant Park nursery Garden*Hood; and GDS members Adam Martin and Hilary Hart.
“Our daffodils are putting on quite a show this spring; most are heirloom varieties that are rarely seen these days,” said Sara Henderson, director of gardens at HOF. “We look forward to sharing their beauty with visitors during Daffodil Day.”
Daffodil Day is free and open to the public, and all proceeds from the event benefit Oakland Cemetery’s gardens. Daffodil Day is part of Central Atlanta Progress’ Downtown Daffodil Program, a month-long celebration of the more than 240,000 daffodil bulb plantings found throughout downtown Atlanta.
In addition to Daffodil Day, upcoming gardens-related events at Oakland Cemetery include an Atlanta Audubon Society-hosted birding field trip on March 25, and the annual Spring Plant Sale. HOF members can take advantage of a Spring Plant Sale presale on Friday, April 7 in advance of the sale open to the general public on Saturday, April 8. For details on these and other events at Oakland Cemetery, visit www.oaklandcemetery.com/events.