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Daffodils return to Oak Lawn

Thanks to a donation of daffodil bulbs from the National Rhododendron Gardens at Olinda and an anonymous supporter of the Gardens, Oak Lawn will again be covered in a sea of daffodils this spring.

Fittingly, the first 1,000 of these bulbs – Narcissus ‘Camelot’ and Narcissus ‘Avalon’ - were planted today by a small group of Gardens’ supporters including members of the Director’s Circle, bequestors, and their families.

Joining them for planting was the Gardens’ Director and Chief Executive, Professor Tim Entwisle, and members of the Gardens’ Horticulture and Development teams.

A further 5,500 bulbs will be planted by staff in the coming days with the bulbs expected to flower from late July through to September.

According to Nic Capp, Manager of Development, the planting day is a great example of the benefits that come with becoming a member of the Director’s Circle or a bequestor.

“As wonderful supporters of the Royal Botanic Gardens, we invite our Directors Circle and pledged bequestors to special events, offering them the opportunity for a closer involvement and deeper relationship with the Gardens,” he explained.

“These events are a simple yet significant way to include our supporters in the life of the Gardens and acknowledge their generous support.”

To find out more about donating to the Gardens, please visit the ‘Support’ page or contact a friendly member of the Development team on (03) 9252 2303.