A Special Memorial Garden Project in Memory of Michael Preisler

“I wandered lonely as a cloud / That floats on high o’er vales and hills / When all at once I saw a crowd / A host, of golden daffodils” — William Wordsworth

Beautiful enough to inspire poetry, the Daffodil has long been a symbol of prosperity and new beginnings, often signaling the “rebirth” that follows the end of winter. Five thousand Daffodil (Narcissus tazetta) bulbs of three different varieties rest in soil the along a gentle, sloping hillside right in the heart of the garden. Once bloomed, the hillside between the ash tree grove and the Children’s Garden bursts with the colors of golden sunshine. The bulbs were graciously donated by Carla Preisler to celebrate the life of her husband, Michael. Daffodil Hill blooms annually in February and March providing a beautiful, seasonal boost to the garden’s mid-winter landscape.