Over the years, members of the Georgia Daffodil Society have helped spread the cheer of daffodils in many ways. We have donated bulbs to schools and rehabilitation facilities, public gardens and cemeteries. We have also rescued daffodils from the bulldozer, giving some new lives in public spaces and others new lives through our bulb sales.
Schools: Hawthorne Elementary School Nature Trail Project, Dekalb County
Facilities: A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, Wesley Woods – Horticultural Therapy Program, Atlanta GA
Hills and Dales Estate
Over the years GDS members have donated bulbs to the Hills and Dales gardens, whose staff have kindly helped dig.
Historic Oakland Cemetery
GDS members and Oakland volunteers planting heirloom daffodils donated by GDS member Mrs. Theo Sinkler. Theo rescued bulbs over two decades from the old homesteads near her home in Redan, Dekalb County.
Daffodils rescued from Dawsonville, courtesy of local GDS members, and transplanted to Oakland in a multi-year project. Daffodil is the old Georgia heirloom trumpet N. pseudonarcissus, sometimes called “Lent lily” in the trade.
Daffodils rescued from the old Hastings farm site now lost to pine trees, from the family’s original daffodil test bed dating to the early 1920s. So far two varieties have bloomed – ‘Queen of the North’ and ‘Aspasia’.