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Virginia’s Daffodil Tale

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join horticulturalist and plant historian Sara Van Beck at the The Oak Spring Garden Foundation for a deep dive into the tantalizing tale of the regional prominence of daffodils. Happily, daffodils maintained a presence in Virginians’ gardens through the Victorian era into the early twentieth century, contributing to the establishment of daffodils as a commercial bulb crop. Notably, the Garden Club of Virginia’s 1924 seminal effort Historic Gardens of Virginia helped cement daffodils as worthy garden flower, past and future. Combined, these narratives and social influences encapsulate the broad history of daffodils in American gardens, as seen in the verdant gardens of Virginia. Details