Daffodil Hill a blooming sign of spring

By Nicole Hackett on March 5, 2018

Daffodil Hill for websiteEvery March, the gateway to Clayton fills with pops of yellow from the clumps of daffodils emerging to signal the onset of spring.

Back in 2000, members of the Clayton Valley Garden Club broke into the cement-like soil to install 500 daffodil bulbs. This was one of the club’s first civic beautification projects. Since those first flowers bloomed, the gateway to Clayton has lovingly been called Daffodil Hill.

Throughout the next 12 years, the garden club was responsible for much of the upkeep of Daffodil Hill. Members watered the hill by hand, tended to the expiring daffodil foliage and removed weeds.

In 2013, Daffodil Hill got a makeover. The face of the hill was changed, including drought-resistant landscaping, updated signage and the addition of large boulders. Members of the garden club returned to Daffodil Hill to install another 500 daffodil bulbs.

The Clayton Valley Garden Club was formed in 1997 to bring together folks who share an interest in gardening. Members enjoy monthly meetings with informative guest speakers, take fieldtrips to famous gardens and tour nurseries. They also contribute to the community by volunteering at the Clayton Art and Wine Festival and Oktoberfest.

The group holds the popular CVGC Plant Sale the Saturday before Mother’s Day, participates in the July 4th Parade, and helps maintain the Clayton Library beds and the Clayton Museum garden.

The club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month in the dining room at Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. The Clayton Pioneer’s Garden Girl (that’s me) will speak at the April 11 meeting. If you have an interest in gardening, come join the fun.

Visit ClaytonValleyGardenClub.org for more information.

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