New Yorkers for Parks

Frequently Asked Questions

I submitted my daffodil request – when will I hear back?

If bulbs are available when you submit your request, you will receive a confirmation email from If you cannot locate this email in your inbox or spam folder, email

I missed bulb registration but signed up for the waitlist. What does this mean? 

Waitlist status is not an order confirmation or guarantee. Waitlist requests will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis from 12:30pm-1:00pm on the day of your selected distribution.

I received an email from confirming my bulb request. When should I come to my selected distribution site?

We strongly encourage confirmed participants to arrive at the distribution site before 12:30pm. 

Do I have to request to pick up the bulbs in the borough I live in?

No, if the distribution in your home borough does not work for you, please select another location that does.

I’m late – what happens to my order?

If you arrive after 12:30pm, we will try to honor your registration, however the waitlist is first-come first-serve.

Do I need an ID to pick up my bulbs?

No, you just need to give us your first and last name.

Can someone pick up bulbs on my behalf?

Yes! Just have them check in with your name.

How much do the daffodil bulbs weigh?

The large net bags (550 bulbs) weigh about 35 to 40 pounds. The smaller tote bags with bulbs can weigh between 15 to 25 pounds. We suggest you bring a hand cart to transport them.

It’s raining – is the distribution still happening?

Yes, all our distributions are rain or shine.

Do I need permission to plant in a park? 

Yes. You’ll need to have permission from NYC Parks before you plant any bulbs on NYC Parks property. There are two options:

  • If you’re part of an established community group that hosts It's My Park (IMP) projects with Partnerships for Parks (PfP), you should request bulbs and permission through the IMP Project Leader application.
  • If you are not an established community group that works with PfP, you can seek permission through a PfP group project request (at least 3 weeks in advance of your project) or through your local park conservancy or NYC Parks park manager/administrator.

Do I need a business’ permission to plant in front of them?

We encourage you to talk directly to a business to see if they already care for any open space or tree bed in front of their business and to coordinate planting and care.

When is the best time to plant?

Daffodil bulbs should be planted before the first frost – usually mid-October through the first week of December.

How can I support the Daffodil Project?

  • Make a DonationYour support is essential to making the Daffodil Project a reality! NY4P gives away bulbs for free, which would not be possible without our generous supporters.
  • Tell the press: If you have press on your planting day, please mention that you’re participating in New Yorkers for Parks’ Daffodil Project!
  • Post on social media: Share your planting events and spring blooms and tag us on FacebookTwitter, and InstagramUse the hashtags: #TheDaffodilProject #DaffodilProject #NY4P #NewYorkersForParks
  • Send us your daffodil photos: Please send your photos to or tag us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

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