NY4P’s Daffodil Project is the largest volunteer effort in NYC history. It is a living memorial to the victims of September 11 and Covid-19, a platform for parks stewardship and civic engagement, and a celebration of the New Yorkers championing parks equity in their communities. Established in 2001, the Daffodil Project is now in its 21st year.
Bulb registration for the 2022 Daffodil Project opens in this month! Sign up for our email newsletter and select "Daffodil Project" as an interest to be notified when registration goes live.*
*If you already ordered bulbs through Partnerships for Parks (or plan to do so), please do not place a bulb order through NY4P.
Questions? Check out our FAQ for answers and resources.
Looking to get involved? Fill out our volunteer survey to be contacted about volunteer opportunities at distributions this fall.
2022 Daffodil Project Distributions will take place on the following dates between 10:00am-1:00pm:
New Yorkers for Parks’ Daffodil Project is the largest annual volunteer effort in NYC history, conceived as a living memorial to the victims of September 11. Since the Daffodil Project’s inception in 2002, over nine million daffodil bulbs have been distributed for free, planted by thousands of volunteers in the fall, and celebrated as some of the first flowers to bloom come spring.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Dutch bulb supplier Hans van Waardenburg and the City of Rotterdam sent NYC a million daffodils – a gift facilitated by NY4P Board Member and public garden designer Lynden Miller. That fall, 10,000 volunteers joined NY4P and then-Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to plant the bulbs in every borough. In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg named the daffodil the city’s official flower.
Throughout twenty years of bulb distributions, plantings, and perennial blooms, the Daffodil Project’s mission has grown. Today, the project serves as a catalyst for citywide parks stewardship and civic engagement advancing NY4P’s call for 1% of the city budget for NYC Parks, a celebration of the New Yorkers championing parks equity and resilience in their communities, and a memorial for the victims of September 11 and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Click here to browse an interactive map of all 2019 Daffodil Project plantings.
For all questions about the Daffodil Project and how it works, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For all questions about corporate partnership opportunities, please email Kristen Gelinas at email@example.com
For all press and media inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support is essential to making the Daffodil Project a reality! NY4P gives away bulbs for free, which would not be possible without our generous supporters.
Our corporate supporters underwrite NY4P’s substantial costs in organizing and sustaining this citywide volunteer effort, as well as purchasing bulbs, which are given away for free.
The Daffodil Project is especially focused on areas of the city that do not have the capacity to generate private or philanthropic dollars. Your support helps bridge this gap, to commemorate the victims of 9/11, and beautify spaces for residents to enjoy.
To find out more about this year's sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Gelinas at email@example.com
The Daffodil Project wouldn’t be possible without the help of our partners. We would like to especially recognize Con Edison, key supporters of the Daffodil Project since 2003.