Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the third year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon.
Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by Diane Valle, a passionate urban horticulturist, to bring beauty and a symbol of Hope to the Boston Marathon following the 2013 bombing. Since 2014 more than 130,000 daffodil bulbs have been planted along the 26.2 mile Marathon route as a living memorial.
Marathon Daffodils will be visible along the route from Hopkinton to Boston. At Audubon Circle as the runners enter Boston, the potted daffodils will add to the celebration. Potted daffodils will also decorate the Boston Public Library at Copley Square and the BAA Finish Line area along Boylston Street. The Beacon Hill Garden Club will distribute potted daffodils along Charles Street. The Flower Hutch, TDL Landscaping and Walnut Hill Landscaping will help with the delivery of the thousands of plants.
Marathon Daffodils lifted spirits and brightened stores, restaurants, offices and homes along the Marathon Finish Line area. Marathon Daffodils has been made possible by generous donors including the Mass Flower Growers Association, MA Nursery and Landscape Assn, Ropes & Gray, New Balance, MA Master Gardeners, Beacon Hill Garden Club, Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association and hundreds of volunteers
“We are very grateful for the support from the donors and the volunteers,” said Diane Valle, founder of Marathon Daffodils. “It is wonderful to see people come together for another year to bring hope and unity to the Marathon. This project is a living tribute to the resilient spirit of Boston Strong. Marathon Daffodils brings a sense of Hope and an enhanced sense of community to Boston. We hope this spirit will continue.”