There is no surer sign of spring. It doesn’t matter what the calendar says, or how the planets align, or how low the mercury goes. Don’t listen to the weatherman — listen to me. I’m here to tell you that when you see daffodils everywhere in Atlanta, spring is here.
Daffodil Day is the annual event that kicks off Atlanta’s spring festival season. And it’s returning to historic Oakland Cemetery on February 29, 2020. That’s right — it’s Leap Year!
This charming festival is FREE and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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You’re invited to celebrate the (hopefully) warmer weather and the arrival of daffodils by spending some time in Oakland Cemetery’s historic Victorian gardens.
Oakland is home to dozens of varieties of historic daffodils, many of them “rescued” from old farmlands as development spread. You’ll see the golden trumpets you’re familiar with, but also small-cupped daffodils, frilly double cupped varieties, and drifts of tiny jonquils.
Planned activities for the event include:
- Guided garden walks (see list below)
- Plant sale (choose from an assortment of heirloom and unusual plants)
- Used garden book sale
- Cut flower displays
- Children’s craft activities
- Appearances by local gardening experts
On Daffodil Day, you’ll also receive a 10% discount on all garden-related books and items in the Museum Shop.
Browse the photo gallery
(Did we mention there is no surer sign of spring?)
About the venue
Historic Oakland Cemetery is Atlanta’s oldest public park, and the final resting place for many notable citizens — including author Margaret Mitchell, former Atlanta mayors Maynard Jackson and Ivan Allen, sports legend Bobby Jones, and Civil War soldiers.
Less than a mile from downtown Atlanta, Oakland’s 48 acres are a treasure trove of history, gardens, sculpture, architecture, and ancient oaks and magnolias.