The 46th Annual Nantucket Community Daffodil Flower Show, sponsored by the Nantucket Garden Club and approved by The American Daffodil Society, will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 2 pm to 5 pm and Sunday, April 24 from 10 am to 4 pm at Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. On Saturday, April 23 only there will be free shuttle busses to the show from Washington Street across from The Greenhound building starting at 2 pm and continuing all afternoon. The last bus will return from the farm at 5:00 pm. Admission to the flower show is free, but donations will be accepted toward the Garden Club’s Island Daffodil Planting Fund.
The entire Nantucket community is encouraged to enter the arrangement, horticulture, and photography sections of the show. A complete Daffodil Flower Show Schedule of the flower arrangement, horticulture and photography entry classes and entry instructions is available now at www.nantucketgardenclub.org Entry cards and printed show schedules will be available at island florists and garden centers in early April. All horticulture and floral exhibitors must bring their entries to Bartlett’s Farm either on Friday, April 22 between Noon and 6 pm or Saturday, April 23 between 7 and 9:30 am. Children and first-time exhibitors are encouraged to enter on Friday afternoon when members of the Garden Club and experts from the American Daffodil Society will be available to answer questions and help with entries. Photography entries must be dropped off or mailed to Patricia Halsted at 14 Lyon Street, Nantucket MA 02554. Photography entries must be received no later than Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Anyone can enter the show. It’s fun. The American Daffodil Society has a web site www.daffseek.org where there is a database with thousands of daffodil photos to assist all exhibitors with the identification of their entries. Last fall, the Nantucket Garden Club with the assistance of the Annie Webber, and CPS middle school students classified and distributed daffodil bulbs to Nantucket students to plant and enter in the show. All youth of the island are encouraged to enter their daffodils, flower arrangements and photographs.
The artistic theme for this year’s show is “Island Treasures” chaired by Robin Youngman, Ruth Plandowski and Martha Polachi. The titles for arrangement entries are:
A mass arrangement is a profusion of flowers of various forms and sizes
(Not to exceed 30 inches in width or depth, including accessories)
(Not to exceed 30 inches in any direction, including accessories}
“Light up your Lighthouse”
(Not to exceed 14 inches in any direction, including accessories)
“Take it or Leave it”
(Not to exceed 8 inches in any direction, including accessories)
“Surf’s Up at Cisco”
Youth Arrangement - middle and high school
Adult involvement is limited to selection of plant material
(Not to exceed 30 inches in any direction, including accessories)
“What’s your Nantucket Treasure?”
Youth Arrangement pre-school and elementary
“Nantucket Sleigh Ride”
Family and Group Arrangement
(Not to exceed 30 inches in any direction)
In addition to the flower arrangements and daffodil horticulture sections of the show, there will be a special section for Photography entries of daffodils in a landscape, a daffodil portrait, daffodils as a still life and pets with daffodils. Photography Entry Classes are for Adult either Amateur or Professional and Youth from the High School-Middle School and Lower Schools. Complete rules are found in the Flower Show Schedule.