NYC Daffodils Project
The Daffodil Project


This spring, nearly 3 million daffodils bloomed in parks and open spaces throughout the five boroughs, because of the annual Daffodil Project.

About the Daffodil Project

The Daffodil Project was originally created to commemorate September 11. Now in its fifth year, the annual effort-led by New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) in cooperation with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)-not only brings together volunteers and raises the spirits of New Yorkers, but also draws attention to the needs of neglected parks and open spaces citywide.

The Daffodil Project is made possible in part by the generosity of a Dutch bulb supplier, Hans van Waardenburg of B&K Flowerbulbs, who has pledged to donate 500,000 daffodil bulbs to the project each year as long as there are volunteers willing to plant them. More than 20,000 volunteers have responded to his challenge so far. And thanks to their efforts, 3 million yellow daffodils will bloom in over 2,000 individual sites across the five boroughs in the spring of 2007.

DeWitt Clinton Park

The NYC Daffodils Photo Contest

See the winners of the 2006 NYC Daffodils Photo Contest. Enter your photo of a blooming daffodil this spring.

Support the Daffodil Project

To find out how to support the Daffodil Project, please contact Marketing & Development Director Jennifer Merschdorf at or call 212.838.9410 ext. 315.

The 2006 Daffodil Project is sponsored by:

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The New York City Council