2021 Virtual Daffodil Day

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Click on photo for “ClickonDetroit” April 24, 2020 tour of daffodils in bloom with Barry Burton.

Barry Burton’s “Daffodils: Belle Isle & Detroit” E-Tour

​The 2020 Daffodils4Detroit luncheon was canceled and it is still unwise to hold a large gathering in 2021. Still, the world needs the hope and joy only the flowers of spring can bring.

Daffodils4Detroit plans to continue planting daffodils to bring joy and hope each April. This year, Barry Burton, head of landscape design for the City of Detroit, will take us on the internet for a Zoom E-Tour.

Daffodil Day  April 21, 2021 

“Daffodils: Belle Isle & Detroit” E-Tour
Lead by Barry Burton
The Peacock Room, Live Sales Event,
hosted by Rachel Lutz
Entertaining opportunity to purchase
botanically-themed merchandise.

The Daffodil Shop

Laurie Tennent’s Daffodils4Detroit Collection
is available. A generous portion of sales in April
will be donated to Daffodils4Detroit.

Rachel Lutz’s “The Peacock Room”
See the merchandise before the live sale event.
A generous portion of sales at the event 
will be donated to Daffodils4Detroit.

Daffodils4Detroit Daffodil Shop
The only place you can buy:

  • Daffodils: Belle Isle & Detroit E-Tour Virtual Tickets
  • ​Daffodil Day Tiles in heron blue
  • Daffodil Day Notecards
  • Daffodil Delight Combination Package that includes E-Tour Virtual Ticket, Tile & Notecards. All profits go to Daffodils4Detroit. &
  • Self Guided Tour of Daffodils
    With map provided to all Daffodil E-Tour Virtual Ticket holders, you may visit daffodils “face-to-face” in Belle Isle State Park, the Detroit Riverwalk, and  beautifully restored or newly created City of Detroit parks .
Our Tour Guide: Barry Burton

Barry’s official title is a Landscape Designer for the CIty of Detroit General Services Department. While his title covers many responsibilities,  what he really does is make sure all work on Detroit’s green spaces, – including city parks, parkways, boulevards, and freeway beautification – actually happens. He is Detroit’s “Green Man”! 

He oversees new plantings including: 

Campus Martius, the heart of downtown Detroit; Scarcyny Park and Garden, on the southwest side; and newly landscaped Erma Henderson Park, near Indian Village. 

Barry is a Michigan native, who attended Michigan State University. He worked for the city of Chicago, where he became an assistant to the mayor for all landscape-related issues. He returned to work for the city of Detroit and is now project manager for landscape design. 

He lives in a downtown Detroit apartment with a riverview balcony. His border collies make sure he gets out for regular walks.

The “Daffodils: Belle Isle & Detroit E-Tour” will allow us to see how much beauty Daffodils4Detroit has helped create. When you buy a Daffodil E-Tour Virtual Ticket or make a purchase in the Daffodil Shop or make a generous donation; your support helps us to reach our goal of 4.5 million daffodils planted in metro Detroit.