Newport RI’s Daffodillion Campaign has the daffy idea of planting 1,000,000 daffodils throughout the city to celebrate renewal, beauty and live-ability in every neighborhood.
We’re halfway to a “Dillion.” Are you Daffy enough to join us?
Launched in 2006 with the support of The Daffodil Project, an avid local beautification group, 494,000 daffodils have now been planted throughout Newport during the past nine years. Each fall, the purchase of thousands of additional bulbs is made possible through donations to Daffodillion, part of the Alliance for a Livable Newport, a 501 (3) (c) organization.
The bulbs are then given away free to Newport residents and businesses (click for bulb give-away) who plant them along with the City of Newport, the RI Bridge and Turnpike Authority, schools, gardening clubs, non-profit organizations and volunteers. Each and every April, Newport comes alive with their bright golden hue – a magnificent sight.
Your help is now needed if Daffodillion is to reach its ultimate goal of 1,000,000. That’s right – we want to be the daffiest city in New England!
Donate whatever you can to help Beautify Newport
100% of your tax-deductible donation will go to buy daffodil bulbs imported from Holland so more can be given away and planted by our many volunteers – or you!
Join Daffodillion’s Founders Club
Our “City by the Sea” was founded 377 years ago. In recognition, your donation of $377 will plant 1,639 daffodils (1639 is the year Newport began). You become an official “Founders Club Member” recognized on our website and are guests of Daffodillion at our Annual Spring Fling party in April.
The more donations and Founders Club members who join, the more free bulbs we are able to distribute. Make your check out to “ALN-Daffodillion” and mail to ALN- Daffodillion, PO Box 2636 Newport, RI 02840 or donate on-line at www.NewportAlliance.org and click on “Join.”
Become a Major Sponsor
Join the City of Newport, The Preservation Society of Newport County, the Newport Restoration Foundation, RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority, Salve Regina University, private philanthropic donors, and A.D.R., our Dutch bulb grower, to fund the planting of large public beds and the daffodil bulb give-away. Contact us at Daffodillion@cox.net for more information.
Go to Daffodillion.com to learn how best to plant your bulbs this October and November. Of course, the great thing about Daffodils is that they’ll keep popping up every April, year after year.
Clubs, Schools and Organizations
Call for special pricing on more than 250 bulbs for planting.
Select a site that offers full sun or part shade. Most daffodils tolerate a range of soils but grow best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil that is moist during the growing season. The daffodil bulbs you received from Daffodillion are known as “Dutch Masters.”
Daffodillion is looking for sponsors to support our goal of planting 1 million daffodils throughout our City by the Sea.
Sponsorships cost $500. Your business or organization will receive prominent mention on our Daffodillion website along with your logo on the Daffy Days Calendar.
In order to distribute free bulbs to clubs, schools and non-profit organizations throughout Newport, we need donations – however small. Won’t you do your part to help beautify our city?
Make your check out to ALN-Daffodillion and mail to:
c/o Alliance for a Livable Newport
PO Box 2636, Newport, RI 02840
If you’d like to pay by credit card, click the button below.
* Your contribution to Daffodillion is through the Alliance for a Livable Newport, a 501(c)(3) organization. You will receive no goods or tangible services in return for your contribution. The full amount of your contribution may be tax deductible within the limits of the law.
On Saturday, October 15th, 2016 Daffodillion will distribute thousands of free bulbs to Newport residents. The giveaway will be held at Easton’s Beach from 9am -1pm.
Your complimentary bag will be packed with 2 dozen bulbs, a retail value of over $20!
To receive your free bulbs, you’ll need to first download and fill out your Daffy Pledge by clicking here, then simply print it out and bring it along with you on the 15th.
Free supplies are limited and based on the number of donors, sponsors and Founders Club members. One bag per household. Additional quantities can be ordered with significant discounts by becoming a Founder’s Club Member or Sponsor. Email Daffodillion@cox.net for details.
Additional free bulbs for schools and non-profit organizations may be available after October 15. Please email to inquire.
See you then!