Five-thousand Daffodils Blooming on the Esplanade

May 28, 2014

Each year, thousands of flowers grace the city and mark the arrival of spring in Boston.

Beginning this month, Esplanade visitors can enjoy the arrival of 5,000 new daffodils that were planted in the park as part of Marathon Daffodils. The bulbs were planted along the banks of the Charles River Esplanade last fall, thanks to the help of volunteers from Kingsley Montessori School and Northeastern University’s Kappa Delta Sorority.

Marathon Daffodils is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations, gardeners, cities and towns, organizations, businesses and citizens interested in preserving the spirit of the Boston Marathon and “Boston Strong,” while embracing the tradition of celebrating the arrival of spring in Boston.

This year, in addition to daffodils, the Esplanade Association will be planting alliums and lilliums to bloom in the park next spring. Through the association’s Buy-A-Bulb program, users can support the park and celebrate someone special by having these flowers planted on the Esplanade their honor.

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