Daffodils4Detroit 2019: Details & Deadline
The Daffodil Luncheon on Belle Isle at the Detroit Yacht Club will be
Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Early Sale Tickets, $38, are available until March 31
Tickets, $45, are available April 1 until April 10.
(No tickets will be sold on the day of the event.)
Highlights of the 2019 Daffodil Day
Keynote speaker Mark Wallace, CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
His topic is "The Revitalization of the Detroit Riverfront.”
Our special attraction is the Belle isle Sawmill, a historic building that is rarely open to the public. it will be open from 10:30-11:30am.
The Belle Isle Aquarium and Conservatory will not be available.
However, the adjoining garden, filled with daffodils, will be open.
The Luncheon, at the Detroit Yacht Club, will feature a "Welcome Spring" chicken salad, lemonade cake, and a non-alcoholic Daffodil Delight.
A vegetarian option may be pre-ordered. Cash bar available.
Shopping opportunities: the Peacock Room "pop-up" shop will sell hats and botanically-inspired attire.
You will also have an opportunity to purchase the specially commissioned Daffodil Day tile.
Schedule of Events
10:30-11:30: Belle Isle Saw Mill will be open.
11:00-12:00pm: Registration table open, Daffodil Day tiles will be sold.
12:00pm to 2:00pm: Luncheon and program.
Belle Isle is a Michigan State Park and a Recreational Passport is require to enter.
A Recreational Passport may be purchased on Belle Isle for $11. The Passport is good in all Michigan State Parks for one year.
On map from Belle Isle Conservancy, Daffodils4Detroit daffodils have been planted at the following locations: 2-14, 19, 22, 25-28.
Printable self guiding of Belle Isle : docs.Map of Belle Isle wixstatic.com/ugd/c20a5a_e313cf972134452ca52f03852f9af5d3.pdf
Why is Belle Isle not covered with daffodils? A native wet mesic forest fills much of the eastern half of the island. Daffodil are not native to Michigan and will not be planted there. Part of Belle Isle is landfill with a thin layer of topsoil that does not support bulb plantings. Other areas are swampy and daffodil bulbs rot.