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Last updated: 8/30/18

Boston Blooms with Daffodils

The beautification initiative distributes 20,000 daffodil bulbs to volunteers for planting on public ways across the City.

The plantings only take place in approved locations along the City’s public ways. We’ll contact volunteer groups and give you bulb pick-up instructions and specific dates. We plan to plant on the weekends of October 26 and November 2.

Interested in helping us? Please fill out our online form. We’ll need to know your contact information, as well as the public space where you want to plant. We ask that groups and individuals use their own tools.

Volunteer for the program

Have questions? Contact us:

About the program

Who can help

Aside from individual volunteers, we’re also looking for help from:

  • civic associations
  • church groups
  • sports leagues
  • scout troops
  • open space advocates, and
  • friends of Boston’s parks.

Last year, more than 100 community groups planted the bulbs distributed by the City.

Remember to take photos!

Please take photos of your groups on your planting day. You can email them to us at with “Boston Blooms with Daffodils” in the subject line.

We’ll post your photos to the official Parks and Recreation Facebook page. We’ll also make them available on the Parks website, and submit them to local newspapers.