Seniors, Botanical Garden Launch Flower Festival

Beautiful yellow daffodils

The Senior Connection and the Sawtooth Botanical Garden have teamed up to host the Wood River Valley Daffodil Festival—an inaugural fundraising event they hope to see bloom. 

Proceeds from the festival will be equally shared between the two nonprofits.

Last fall, the two organizations planted 30,000 yellow daffodil bulbs within Sawtooth Botanical Garden, as well as 4,500 mixed-color daffodils which will become a future location for a COVID Memorial Garden. The goal is to raise funds by offering sponsorship opportunities for fall daffodil bulb plantings. Each spring, the organizations will offer viewing parties and a celebratory event.  

“This project will last for decades,” said Marty Lyon, Daffodil Festival committee chair. “We intend to help it grow each year to become an event that will boost our local economy.”

This year’s event will be Saturday, May 7, at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, food trucks, music, and more, including The Daffodil COVID Memorial Garden service, slated to start at 11:45 a.m., remembering those impacted most by the COVID pandemic.