Wilton Garden Club celebrates birthday with daffodil festival

The Wilton Garden Club is celebrating a birthday this year, in 2021.

It recently put on a drive-thru COVID-19 safe party for its centennial. Everyone in town was invited to the Garden Club’s first ever Daffodil Festival as one of several events to mark its 100th anniversary.

The town’s 3,500 daffodils were previously planted by club’s members, and the Kiwanis Club of Wilton, and should be in full bloom. There were activities for all ages. Festival-goers were encouraged to go a little “daffy,” to think daffodils, and participate in the fun, including dressing up for the occasion. As they left the festival, they were asked to follow the daffodil map that was on display at the event, and to enjoy the blooms at six different locations around town.

“We thought a daffodil festival would be a fun way to kick off our centennial celebration and call attention to the thousands of daffodils we planted around town in the fall for our Wilton’s Golden Miles initiative. We hope everyone enjoys them and will be inspired to plant their own daffodils,” Nancy Greeley, the Garden Club’s president said.

The festival was held April 17, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Wilton Historical Society, which is located at 224 Danbury Road. This was free, one way drive thru event with lots of daffy contests to enter.