Pretty soon, it will be impossible to ignore the thousands of daffodil blooms brightening up downtown Atlanta. Bursts of sunshine yellow will be swaying in the Spring breeze all around Woodruff Park, Carnegie Way, Peachtree Street, and more. These flowers are a beautiful way to herald the changing season, and encourage people to spend time outside.
But there’s actually more to the story than just beautiful blossoms. The Downtown Daffodil Project contributes to the worldwide effort to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember and represent the one and a half million children who died in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Atlanta’s contribution to this project is spearheaded by Central Atlanta Progress and has resulted in more than 100,000 daffodils bulbs planted between the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the King Center over the past two years.
Learn more about the project here, and be sure to enjoy the daffodils while they are in bloom throughout March. There are lots of fun ways to get involved, such as “Dancing with the Daffodils”, which invites you to bring a lunch to Woodruff Park on Wednesdays between 11:30 am and 1 pm to enjoy music while you eat, as well as happy hours, interactive tours, and Hello Yellow Fridays!
Follow Downtown Atlanta’s Instagram page for regular updates on the project as well as information on events and happenings downtown.