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Off-site Field Study: Drifts of Daffodils at the Home of Jeffrey Steele

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sheffield Home of Jeffrey A. Steele NEW DATE: April, 23

This program has been rescheduled due to weather, participants should check their emails.

Daffodils are some of the earliest blooms in the garden. During this off-site field study, participants will learn about the history of this plant and how to use it effectively in residential plantings, creating long-lasting spring impact for years. Enjoy the impressive private collection of daffodils at the Sheffield home of Jeffrey A. Steele. His woodland garden demonstrates extensive plantings using contrasting methods for naturalizing daffodils. Participants will learn the history of the house, garden and daffodil. Nomenclature and cultural requirements of the daffodil will be discussed. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of Jeffery’s private collection and insight into his design process in creating a naturalized daffodil woodland.

Jeffrey A. Steele, former director of Berkshire Botanical Garden, is a landscape and garden designer who has designed gardens from Maine to Florida. He has a special interest in historic garden restoration as well as daffodils in particular. His own daffodil collection has been 20 years in the making.

Advance registration is required.

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