Last November, 150,000 daffodil bulbs were planted at The New York Botanical Garden as part of their effort to create New York’s, “…most extensive display of daffodils,” spread across 4 acres and eventually totalling 1 million bulbs.
Now you can enjoy the resulting blooms along with some serious wine tasting on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th from Noon to 5PM.
“The new plantings will enhance and complement the existing plantings at Daffodil Hill, which date from the 1920s and include heirloom varieties no longer available in the nursery trade. Working closely with renowned bulb expert Brent Heath, Senior Curator Kristin Schleiter and landscape architect Shavaun Towers have developed an elegant design that features large masses of daffodils that naturalize well in our climate and soils. Towers has designed a network of grass paths that navigate the site’s varied topography and pass through fields of flowers that extend as far as the eye can see. Gathering areas set within the daffodils will provide the perfect opportunity for picnics and the ideal setting for photographs.”
And what better way to enjoy the splendor of nature at NYBG and the daffodil experience than with a wine tasting? I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
This year, local New York State wineries will be serving up a variety of their wines making it easier (not to mention closer, and cheaper) to enjoy such a wide selection.
Per NYBG, Participating wineries include:
- Anthony Road Wine Company – Penn Yan, NY
- Brimstone Hill Vineyard & Winery – Pine Bush, NY
- Brotherhood Winery – Washingtonville, NY
- City Winery – New York, NY
- Millbrook Vineyards & Winery – Millbrook, NY
- Palaia Vineyards – Highland Mills, NY
- Warwick Valley Winery – Warwick, NY
- Whitecliff Vineyard – Gardiner, NY
- Winemakers New York – Massapequa, NY
For more information, head over to NYBG’s event page and plan accordingly!