BELFAST — Have you drove through Belfast lately? Because if you have, you may have noticed thousands of daffodils planted throughout the city.
From city parks to outside businesses, and everywhere in between, daffodils are popping up throughout the city of Belfast.
In an effort to beautify the city, a Belfast woman turned her dream into reality by starting the Belfast Daffodil Project.
“I passed this a huge field of daffodils in Virginia and I thought, boy wouldn’t this be good in Belfast,” said Elisabeth Wolfe, coordinator of Belfast Daffodil Project.
That was in 2018.
Wolfe said she has a mission to plant one million daffodils in the city over the next 20 years.
“People thought I was nuts and they weren’t as enthusiastic as I was in the beginning at all. Each year all of sudden, this year we are all on board together,” said Wolfe.
Wolfe said she has over 200 volunteers for the Belfast Daffodil Project.
The daffodils caught the attention of local businesses and organizations and people who help plant the bulbs to make the city prettier.
“Could you imagine that? A million? All over Belfast,” said Tim Woitowitz, Belfast resident. “People come and it just brightens up their day. “It’s just really cool.”
Woitowitz said he planted bulbs near the entrance of his retirement home.
The best part about spring is watching flowers bloom. So far, Wolfe said they planted over 100,000 daffodil bulbs throughout the city.
“We have 102,000 daffodils bulbs planted. So my math tells me if we continue along this trajectory, we should have a million bulbs in 10 years,” said Wolfe.
For those interested in supporting the project, you can plant daffodils in your backyard, or purchase bulbs and plant them all over Belfast.
“Our community did this. I didn’t do this. The community did and my heart is just filled,” said Wolfe.