Nantucket Daffodil Festival Week

April 29-May 1, 2011

After the long winter months, Nantucket officially springs back to life with the annual Daffodil Festival, when three million daffodils burst into bloom and decorate the island with waves of yellow blossoms. Originated by the late Jean MacAusland, a longtime summer resident of Nantucket and former publisher of Gourmet Magazine, the first daffodils were planted in 1974. That was the year she convinced the Nantucket Garden Club to sponsor a daffodil show; the original goal was to plant one million bulbs.


Thousands of daffodils were added each year, and in the early 1980’s Mrs. MacAusland ordered eight tons of bulbs from the Netherlands. Today, roadways, gardens and meadows all boast blossoms of white, orange, and yellow, in an explosion of color.


Highlights are the Antique Car Parade on Saturday, April 30, with over 100 decorated antique cars, the Children’s Parade and the Tailgate Picnic. This is the perfect time to plan a weekend on Nantucket. Come join me!

This is a photo of my husband, Frank, and dog, GG, enjoying the parade!

4 thoughts on “Nantucket Daffodil Festival Week

  1. I love seeing Frank with GG.
    In all the world, I love YOUR designs, Trudy! I could just sit inside your website and live — you are so talented and everything so gorgeous. xo

  2. I love Freeman’s photo also. He is in a rehab center and eager to come home. I have covered his window sill with yellow flowers to celebrate the season.
    Wish we could be there this year. Lucretia and Freeman Chase

  3. I love your website! And you are so cute GG!
    How useful ideas for spring cleaning. I go for clean and green.
    Can’t wait to see you soon.
    Happy Spring!

  4. Love your newsletter, the spring cleaning tips and your beautifully designed interiors. Congrats.

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