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Daffodil Festival | Nantucket, MA

Welcoming Spring

Spring arrives on the island of Nantucket with a proclamation of brilliant colors. Late April’s embrace of gentle sea breezes and warm sunshine coax new growth from the island’s sandy soil, adorning the roadsides and gardens with daffodil blooms of bright yellow, orange, white, and pink. The annual Daffodil Festival, …

Nantucket Daffodil Festival | Nantucket, MA

Where the Wild Daffodils Grow

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation The common daffodil, Narcissus sp., is a symbol of spring throughout North America. On Nantucket, we embrace the yellow blossom as a reminder that spring will (eventually) come to the island. Beyond the fanfare of …

Seeking Daffodils

by Suzanne Daub Daffodils come in a stunning range of colors, shapes, and sizes, and every year new variations are introduced. With millions blooming every year on Nantucket, it can be hard to pick a favorite. The most commonly recognized is the trumpet daffodil with yellow petals (perianth) and yellow …

Master of the Daffodils

Each year, Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival Weekend brings abundance upon the island. Millions of daffodils bloom; the visitor season begins; antique cars arrive in droves; and extra ferry trips added to the schedules! Daffodil Weekend brings a wealth of happiness to the island. But daffodils don’t plant themselves; who is behind …