For the past seven years, a group of local organizations, have come together to plant 160,000 daffodils throughout the city. To honor of Newport’s 375th anniversary next year, the project has set a much more ambitious goal of a million plantings.
To help achieve its goal, Daffodillion volunteers will be distributing 25,000 daffodil bulbs to Newport residents and businesses this Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Easton's Beach.
All that’s required is to print out and bring along the "I Pledge to Plant" form found at www.Daffodillion.com. In return, they'll receive a "Let's Go Daffy Newport!" bag of 3 dozen complimentary daffodil bulbs (a retail value of over $20). Supplies are limited to the 25,000 bulbs available.
Read more about the project here.
In addition to the free bulbs that will be distributed to individuals for their own planting, over 50,000 bulbs will be planted by the City and various organizations at locations throughout Newport in late October/early November. Locations include:
Cliff Walk, behind Salve Regina and The Breakers
Rhode Island Bridge & Turnpike Authority managed property at the Newport exit/entrance of the Pell Bridge
The Pell School
Rogers High School
The Cluny School
Queen Anne Square
- Equality Park