April 18, 2018.
Tickets, $45, are available until April 10.
(No tickets will be sold on the day of the event.)
Highlights of the 2018 event include keynote speaker Lynden B. Miller, noted New York public garden designer. She was the spearhead of “The Daffodil Project” which began in New York after 9/11. Daffodils4Detroit was inspirited by their efforts.
Our special attraction is the new Accessible Playground. The playground, next to the Belle Isle Nature Center and Zoo, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act so all children can enjoy it. The Belle Isle Aquarium, Bell Isle Nature Center and Belle Isle Conservatory will also be open.
The Luncheon, at the Detroit Yacht Club, will feature a Chicken Niçoise Salad, Meyer Lemon Cake, and a refreshing glass of Daffodil Delight. A vegetarian option may be pre-ordered. Cash bar available.
Shopping opportunities: the Peacock Room “pop-up” shop will sell hats and botanically-inspired attire. You will also have an opportunity to purchase the specially commissioned Daffodil Day tile.
Schedule of Events
10:00am-12:00pm: Tour of Belle Isle attractions: New Accessible Playground near Belle Isle Nature Center and Zoo, Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory and Belle Isle Aquarium.
11:00-12:00pm: Registration table open, Daffodil Day tiles will be sold.
12:00pm to 2:00pm: Luncheon and program.
Belle Isle is a Michigan State Park and a Recreational Passport is require to enter. A Recreational Passport may be purchased on Belle Isle for $11. The Passport is good in all Michigan State Parks for one year. Note: There is construction on the bridge to Belle Isle, only one lane is open each way.
On map from Belle Isle Conservancy, Daffodils4Detroit daffodils have been planted at the following locations: 2-14, 19, 22, 25-28.
For a printable self guiding map of Belle Isle: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c20a5a_e313cf972134452ca52f03852f9af5d3.pdf